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China's space program said in a statement on Thursday it will be launching a new spacecraft, along with three astronauts, this summer.
The super secret Air Force space plane that looks like a mini-space shuttle is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in less than 24 hours.
China's next manned space mission will involve a three-person crew and is currently scheduled to take place as early as next summer.
The passing of Neil Armstrong on Saturday appears to be coinciding with a decline in American manned space exploration, as Asian countries develop plans to expand their footprint on the moon and in outer space.
China just keeps on keeping on with its space program, sending off its Tianlian I-03 satellite into orbit on Thursday.
A trio of Chinese astronauts manually docked the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to an orbiting laboratory module on Sunday, achieving success in the first such attempt in the history of that nation's space program.
China made history Monday with its first successful manned docking mission just two days after it sent 3 astronauts, including the first Chinese woman, into space aboard its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft.
China embraced another milestone on Saturday morning as it launched its first female astronaut into space along with two male astronauts from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
China is readying a spaceflight that will feature the country’s first female in orbit. The decision will be decided soon as to which of two candidates will be allowed into orbit.
China is apparently planning to launch a manned spacecraft sometime in June, with state media reports suggesting that the vehicle will be docking with a mobile space lab that has been orbiting Earth since last September.
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