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China's first space lab module to be launched on Sept. 29

09-28-2011 09:23 BJT Special Report:Tiangong I - China's first space rendezvous and docking task |

JIUQUAN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's first space lab module Tiangong-1 is scheduled to be launched between 9:16 p.m. and 9:31 p.m. Thursday, a spokesman for China's manned space flight project said on Wednesday.

The 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft and the Long March II-F rocket stand at the Jiuquan
Satellite Launch Center on Sept 20. The spacecraft is set to blast off at an appropriate
time between Tuesday and Friday. (Source: China Daily/Shu Dong)


China's first space docking to go on as planned: official

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's first space docking will go on as planned despite the rescheduled launch of the unmanned space module Tiangong-1 following a satellite launching failure last month, according to a space program commander.

The experimental space station will conduct the country's first-ever space docking with the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft, which is scheduled to be launched in November, said Niu Hongguang, deputy commander-in-chief of the country's manned space program. Full story


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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