Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

China plans manned space mission
by Staff Writers
Beijing (UPI) Feb 28, 2013

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

China has announced a tentative time period for its next manned space craft launch that will dock with the country's orbiting space laboratory.

Three Chinese astronauts will man the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft when it launched sometime between June and August, the office of the country's space manned program said in a statement Thursday.

It is intended to dock with the orbiting lab module Tiangong-1, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

The Tiangong-1 was launched into orbit in September 2011. It docked with the Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft in November 2011 and with the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft in June 2012.

The mission will further assess the performance of the docking system, the combination's capabilities in supporting life and work, and the performance of astronauts in the lab, officials said.

Building on its experience with the Tiangong module, China says it plans to build its own full space station around 2020.


Related Links
The Chinese Space Program - News, Policy and Technology
China News from

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 15, 2013
As we approach the launch of China's next human space mission, some questions still remain unanswered. This is not unusual for the relatively veiled nature of China's space program, but it does invite speculation. What exactly will we see when Shenzhou 10, the next spacecraft to fly, lifts off? We can make some fairly strong assumptions about the Shenzhou spacecraft itself. The vehicle pro ... read more

China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target

NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover

Inspiration Mars to Pursue Human Mission to the Red Planet in 2018

Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover

Tech sector rides on rich list

Brazil inventor struggles to collect royalties

Stanford scientist closes in on a mystery that impedes space exploration

U.S. research to be free online

China to launch new manned spacecraft

Woman expected again to join next China crew roster

China's space station will be energy-efficient

China plans manned space mission

ESA's Columbus Biolab Facility

SpaceX set for third mission to space station

Record Number of Students Control ISS Camera

NASA briefly loses contact with space station

SpaceX's capsule arrives at ISS

Dragon Transporting Two ISS Experiments For AMES

SpaceX Optimistic Despite Dragon Capsule Mishap

'Faulty Ukrainian Parts' Blamed for Zenit Launch Failure

Scientists spot birth of giant planet

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System

Kepler helps astronomers find tiny exo planet

Searching for a Pale Blue SPHERE in the Universe

Creating your own animated 3D characters and scenes for the web

Towards more sustainable construction

Physicists demonstrate the acceleration of electrons by a laser in a vacuum

SimCity rebuilt for modern life

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement