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2014-08-07 08:20:32

MUMBAI, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The space Industry today plays an important role in China's comprehensive development strategy. The space sector enjoys a special status and its contribution and performance cannot be judged by macroeconomic and other aggregate national level indicators. China's investment in space in the last 2-3 decades have focused on capabilities that directly serve economic goals, aid development and have potential for contribution to economic...

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...

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...

Shenzhou-10 Spacecraft Successfully Docks With Chinese Space Station
2013-06-14 09:19:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two days after launching from the Gobi Desert aboard a Long March 2F rocket, China´s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has docked with the country´s Tiangong-1 orbiting space module, according to state media. The docking procedure was performed around 1 pm Beijing time via automated controls. After the Shenzhou-10 crew completed pressurization checks, they entered the orbiter and traded their protective space suits for blue jumpsuits,...

China Successfully Launches Shenzhou 10
2013-06-11 12:04:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China launched a manned space mission from the Gobi desert carrying three astronauts on Tuesday morning. The astronauts were launched aboard the Shenzhou-10 for a 15-day mission to an experimental laboratory. "You are the pride of the Chinese people, and this mission is both glorious and sacred," President Xi Jinping, who attended the launch, told the three astronauts. The mission will be the longest time Chinese astronauts have...

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...

China Launching Shenzhou-10 This Summer
2013-02-28 21:06:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to Xinhua news agency, China's space program said in a statement on Thursday it will be launching a new spacecraft, along with three astronauts, this summer. The statement said the Chinese astronauts will be boarding the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft between June and August this year. The new mission will mark the first formal application of the manned space transportation system. China launched its own orbiting...

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...

Asians Look To Be Next To Put Man On The Moon
2012-08-28 14:51:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, Japan, and India have all unveiled aggressive space initiatives in the recent months and years. New Delhi has said it plans to launch the first manned mission by 2016 and a Mars orbiter in the coming years. The Japanese...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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