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China launches Tiangong-2 Space Lab


Engineers have begun injecting propellant into the Long march-2F T2 rocket that will carry the Tiangong-2 into space, reports China’s State news agency Xinhua, quoting Wu Ping, the deputy director of the manned space engineering office. Once launched into space, the Tiangong-2 is scheduled to manoeuvre itself into an orbit about 380 kilometres above the Earth … Continue reading

China to open door to foreign astronauts


Last month, China surprised the world by announcing that it might be opening its space program to foreign astronauts and multinational collaboration. The announcement came in mid-September, when Yang Liwei (deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency) claimed the Chinese government was considering taking foreign astronauts on future missions as well as providing training. … Continue reading

China puts its first woman astronaut into orbit


China put its first woman astronaut, Liu Yang, into orbit on Saturday, one of three astronauts to attempt a critical space docking in the latest challenge for the country’s ambitious space programme. A Long March rocket blasted off in the early evening from the remote Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gobi Desert, carrying with … Continue reading

China’s manned space rendezvouz with female astronaut next week


Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily reports that China’s manned space program spokesman announced yesterday that the manned spacecraft Shenzhou-IX was expected to be launched in mid June at a selected opportune time to carry out China’s first manned space rendezvous. It is said that a combination of the Shenzhou-IX space craft and Long March 2F rocket … Continue reading

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