China sends two astronauts to live onboard its space station in nation’s longest manned mission yet
After months of preparation, China has launched two astronauts into space this morning on a mission to its orbiting laboratory.
The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi desert.
Astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong will take two days to reach the Tiangong-2 space lab, or ‘Heavenly Palace-2’, which was launched in September.
They will remain on board for 30 days – the longest stay so far by Chinese astronauts – to conduct tests on spacecraft-related technologies and scientific and engineering experiments.
Mr. Greene, Greeneville, 13 minutes ago
Does anyone doubt that China is the world’s next great superpower?
SAMSUNG NOTE 7, Seoul, South Korea, 14 minutes ago
In a few decades China could become an country strong in so many ways, especially in cosmology
Nic Crovaix, somewhere, Australia, 14 minutes ago
This is the only country that can afford a space program. They have lots of workers who are paid a bowl of rice 3 times a day, and extra soy sauce if they fill your quota.
Mrmee, kent, United Kingdom, 13 minutes ago
They seem to be doing better than the west !
John, Antrim, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
This Country is described as ‘a developing Nation’ when it come to cutting emissions. How come? Same goes for India.