» 04/20/2017, 09.50
Tianzhou 1, spacecraft cargo ship, ready for launch
It is the largest and the lightest existing spacecraft. It can carry up to 6 tons of materials and 2 tons of fuel. It will be used for supplies of a future orbital space station, where up to six astronauts can live.
Beijing launches prototype for space station
Tiangong 1 will be in orbit by 1 October and dock with the unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft to test space-docking procedures, as well as conduct medical and technical experiments. Scientists have talked about the possibility of sending a man to the moon after 2020.
Shenzhou VI returns; another space mission planned for 2007
Chinese leaders are making triumphant noises. Experts say the mission was partly intended to stimulate the "national pride" of a people worried about poverty, social problems and corruption.
Space hero Yang Liwei, makes way for new recruits
The colonel, the first Chinese man in space, will not be along members of a new space team. The new mission Shenzou VI, should take off in mid-October.
03/07/2017 09:22:00 CHINA
Hainan, failed launch of Long March 5-Y2 rocket
Abrupt halt to the Chinese Space Program. The launch was the final scheduled test for the Long March-5 series. Anomaly 40 minutes after takeoff. Onboard the heaviest satellite that China has ever launched into space. In coming years, eight Long March-5 launches planned for the lunar probe, space stations and missions on Mars.
China's next space mission planned for October 13
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