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China Astronauts Return Safely From 15-Day Space Lab Mission
2013-06-26 07:41:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fifteen days after launching toward a successful mission aboard the Tiangong-1 space lab, three Chinese astronauts returned safely to Earth, touching down in their Shenzhou 10 capsule at 8:07 am local time on June 26 in the grasslands of north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The astronauts, Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping, spent nearly two weeks aboard the Chinese space lab conducting science and physics...

Astronauts Host Physics Lessons Aboard Chinese Space Lab
2013-06-21 11:15:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Three Chinese astronauts currently orbiting the Earth aboard the Tiangong-1 space lab hosted a series of physics lessons broadcast by the country's state media this week. According to a report by the Beijing News, thousands of Internet users submitted questions to the astronauts on the Shenzhou 10 mission during a live broadcast, asking them things like how they take a bath in space. Female astronaut Wang Yaping demonstrated...

Chinese Shenzhou 10 Manned Spacecraft Ready For Tuesday Evening Launch
2013-06-10 10:12:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese officials have announced the upcoming launch of the country´s next manned space flight — which is set for Tuesday evening, local time. The Shenzhou 10, or “Heavenly Vessel,” spacecraft is expected to launch from a remote site in the Chinese Gobi desert according to Wu Ping, a spokeswoman for China's manned space program. After entering into orbit the craft is expected to dock with the Tiangong 1, or...

Next Chinese Manned Mission May Launch Next Summer
2012-11-11 09:21:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online China's next manned space mission will involve a three-person crew and is currently scheduled to take place as early as next summer, according to various media reports that surfaced over the weekend. Reuters, citing reports that originated with the Xinhua news agency, said officials are planning to launch the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in the first half of June 2013. Speaking at a meeting of the Communist Party, Niu...

Chinese Astronauts Complete First Attempted Manual Docking
2012-06-25 04:19:07

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, the Xinhua News Agency has reported. The three-person Shenzhou-9 crew -- 33-year-old Liu Yang, 43-year-old Liu Wang, and 45-year-old mission commander Jing Haipeng -- placed their vehicle into docking position outside the Tiangong-1 space lab at 12:48pm, and reconnected with the module...

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2012-06-13 10:07:16

John Neumann for redOrbit.com China is readying a spaceflight that will feature the country´s first female in orbit, writes Tania Branigan for The Guardian. The decision will be decided soon as to which of two candidates will be allowed into orbit. The first of the two candidates is Major Liu Yang, from Henan. Hailed as a “hero pilot”, who achieved notoriety after a successful emergency aircraft landing in which a dramatic bird strike incident spattered the windshield...

Mid-June Targeted For Chinese Manned Spacecraft Launch
2012-06-10 05:05:42

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. CNN, citing information obtained from the Xinhua news agency, said that the Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday in order to allow scientists to conduct tests prior to the launch, which is scheduled for the middle of this month. It will be the first time...

China Successfully Docks Space Modules A Second Time
2011-11-14 12:55:31

China successfully docked space modules together for a second time on Monday, according to its Xinhua news agency. The country's Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft re-docked successfully with the Tiangong-1 module. The news report said about half an hour before the re-docking, Shenzhou-8 had disengaged from Tiangong-1 after a 12-day flight together. Shenzhou-8 launched on November 1 and rendezvoused and docked with the Tiangong-1 spacecraft on November 3. The Beijing Aerospace Control...

China Launching Tiangong-1 On Thursday Or Friday
2011-09-27 12:58:23

Juiquan Satellite Launch Center reports that last-minute preparations for the launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft began on Monday. These preparations mean that China could soon be completing its first rendezvous and docking mission in space. China Daily reported that crews were putting pipes and cables in place that will be used to inject fuel into the rocket to help carry the Tiangong-1 into outer space. The Xinhua News Agency reported that the Long March II-F rocket will launch...

2005-10-16 16:04:08

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI touched down successfully in Inner Mongolia on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days, state media said, as the country stepped up a gush of patriotic fanfare. The two astronauts reported they had landed safely and were in good health after the space capsule touched down in the remote steppes of the northern Inner Mongolia region, Xinhua news agency said. They completed 76...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.