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China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e 3, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program. "Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a government statement released to state media. "The mission will see a...

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...

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2011-08-17 05:55:00

The Chinese are preparing their next foray into space. They have built a small 8.5-ton space lab to practice at least three docking missions in its two year lifetime, reports USA Today. The Tiangong I module is not part of China's planned space station, but is only a test bed to practice the technologies needed for its future space program. Their first mission is planned as an unmanned mission that will dock to the space lab. The second mission may be manned, but the third mission is planned...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'