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2011-03-04 16:10:55

The increasingly ambitious country is gearing up to build rockets for its budding space program with an eye towards landing astronauts on the moon.

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2010-10-10 07:15:00

China’s second lunar probe entered the moon’s orbit Saturday, three years after its first successful lunar probe launch, which remained in orbit for 16 months.

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2010-09-28 12:03:12

State media reported Tuesday that China is making final preparations to launch its second lunar probe, possibly as soon as Friday, when the country marks 61 years of communist rule.

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2010-08-17 09:45:00

China has completed work on their first module for an unmanned space station, and currently plan to put the module into orbit sometime next year.

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2010-07-27 06:10:00

A new super-powerful engine is being considered by Chinese engineers for the next generation of space rockets, according to officials.

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2010-03-11 06:20:00

Two Chinese women have been selected as part of a seven-person interstellar crew, marking the first time in China's history that females will participate in the nation's growing space program.

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2009-09-14 12:30:00

China on Monday started construction on its newest space center on Hainan island.

2009-07-30 09:47:42

The Obama Administration has an opportunity to fundamentally reformulate United States space policies that are anchored in Cold War-era mindsets, according to the director of an American Academy of Arts and Sciences study.

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2009-03-03 19:30:00

China will soon start the construction of a new space shuttle launch center in its Hainan Province, officials said.

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2009-03-02 06:30:00

On Sunday, China ended a 16-month lunar mission by intentionally crashing its probe into the moon.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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