原文标题：China to launch manned spacecraft this month: Report
BEIJING: China will launch a manned spacecraft this month, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, in the latest step in a programme aimed at giving the country a permanent space station by 2020.
The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and its carrier rocket have already been moved to the launch platform at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, Xinhua said, quoting an official with the country’s manned space programme.
The launch — China’s first manned space mission since September 2008 — would occur “sometime in mid June”, it said.
State media earlier reported that the mission would involve three astronauts manually docking with the Tiangong-1 module currently orbiting the Earth.
After the space rendezvous, the astronauts will move temporarily into the Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace), where they will perform scientific experiments.
In November, an unmanned Shenzhou VIII spacecraft returned to Earth after completing two space dockings with Tiangong-1 in the nation’s first ever hard-to-master “space kiss”, bringing together two vessels in high speed orbit.
Mastering space docking technology is a delicate manoeuvre that the Russians and Americans successfully completed in the 1960s.
Tiangong-1, China’s first space station module, was launched in September.
China sees its space programme as a symbol of its global stature, growing technical expertise, and the Communist Party’s success in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation.
The current programme aims to provide China with a space station in which a crew can live independently for several months, as at the old Russian Mir facility or the International Space Station.
Harirajan Kr (Madurai, India)
we fear about about china on Security matters.But they silently grow in all technology.chinese give the fear to other countries and grow stronger. India should focus on its own technology,not buying from others.We have all wealth, why we purchase from others?
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Anil (DXB) replies to Harirajan Kr 4 hrs ago
We all sub continent people are stupids. It is Britishes who thought us from wearing underwear to launching satellite into space. Before their arrival india was a killing field for some muslim rulers such as Mohd.Ghori, Mohd.Ghasni. Nawabs, Timur bin Taraghay & Mughals. Even before that we were following Brahmin’s Vedas which says, Sudras the lowest of four classes, were born in an “inferior womb” (Papayonaya, 9:32) because of the combination of their Tamas Guna (inherent traits such as ignorance, delusion, heedlessness, indolence and sleep, 14:8), and some sinful acts he must have committed in his previous lives, such as hitting a Brahmin or stealing his cow. We have to accept that we are inferior human race and carry inferior blood. Indian Govt should declare British Era as Golded Era of Indian History.
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vivek (india) replies to Harirajan Kr 5 hrs ago
why we purchase from others is because our leaders sonia madam has to remove europe from recession and US too,instead of increasing our economy,we import even ak47,rifles from foreign countries.. we cant match with china in militarily to be honest and we can never also.
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Great…. China is marching ahead….
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hashim (Sultante of Oman)
No doubt China is ahead of India in space technology. We cann too do rapid advance but we need some reform.
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ashis (kolkata) 4 hrs ago
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Kamal (Jaipur) 4 hrs ago
India has counted upon the space technology in various other aspects I-e mapping, atmospheris sattelites, microwave, etc. etc. for development of our nation as only 64 years we got for developing our own technologies starting from zero. but Americans and russians believe to be have more than 150 years for technological development. we did not concentrate on other space aspects but are doing it now in a decent manner. Wait for some more years.. good surprises we will get from isro and other agencies. On the wait list is our own cryogenic engine, chandrayaan II, mars project, heavy lify rockets and studing other space discoveries. surely our own reliable technology will take us more ahead is years to come. That is what i believe and all the nation should count on this.
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Every one knows china is far head of India in all aspect. we are no where to them, a certain thing we must agree, instead arguing, Do something good for the country and the world , Before too late , India also got talented brains, All are waiting to do something good for the country and the world, give joint hands and support them for at least for future generation, A resting man is rusting man, No sunday or holiday for a working man,
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Curious (MP) 2 hrs ago
Why do not India and China participate in International Space Station? Brazil, Japan, Europe, Russia, Canada, Americans, 15 nations in all. Why could they not add one more? It would give our engineers and space adventurers experience as we develop our own program. National pride does not seem to keep old enemies Russia and U.S. from cooperating. Am just curious and reflective, not critical or argumentative. It would be good to hear why we are not part of such cooperation. China I suspect has its own reasons for staying out, or perhaps they are being kept out to avoid unintended technology sharing?
Well done China. I hope our ISRO must have heard this news. Buck up guys. Shake hands with China. Instead of having streched hands with them our stretegy must be changed. Let us change our Foregn Policy with China. We must not be afraid of China but we must realise that China is a Super Power. India is miles away from them. We must speed up to make pace with China with a positive approach.
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The awakening of the dragon…….the development has a particular significance as far as India is concerned.
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Pronoy Kumar Ghose (Silchar)
Congrats, China for development in space science. Our India is following
Aloke Kumar (Dhanbad)
china is not too ahead but ya.. 10 years ahead in space science… its only a matter of time that our ppl ll be on moon before china.. so just wait n watch !
Deepak (Bangalore) replies to Aloke Kumar 10 mins ago
We have all the capabilities but unfortunately our political people are lacking the will to take decisions unless that involves percentage cuts!. Thats why there is a saying ‘when politicians sleep India grows!’
Ninad Varadkar (Bahrain)
China has many draw backs and weaknesses…….but they have always excelled in developing technology though most of it is copied, their Political class have the will and ability to take such decisions and also they have the power to defy their neighbours and also the UN and maintain their stand………….
anku6 (New Delhi)
Now India will get up and start planning for a manned space flight 10 yrs from now. This is called a sleeping Govt. or a Corrupt Congress Govt. These guys are so busy in making money that they wake up only after china does something.
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China’s spacecraft is just for civil purpose. As you know, China is a overpopulated country. It cannot produce enough grains to feed their people. One aim of spacecraft is to produce some new seeds, which can produce large quantities of grains to feed their people. You know what, in last November, a high school student from Shanghai sent some seeds to the spacecraft for experiments. Usually the seeds in space will produce larger fruits than ones on earth.
Mohammed Ansari (Mumbai)
We should attack China with most lethal Virus, developed in India, name “CORRUPTION” .. after that no need to attack them..they will die themselves:)
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Col. Jagjit Singh Mann (Jullunder) 18 hrs ago
Fundamental. Old junk bought by the Chinese from Russians. Chinese for the sake of propaganda obtained this old Soviet era space hardware for several billion dollars. Next comes in the Jews strong friends of the Communist Chinese they supply the software, docking objects and Jewish plus Israeli technicians. Next China is proclaimed as a great space power by the U.S. Jewish media. Surely China has no nuclear powered submarines and cryogenic technology.
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Ramalingam Raghupati (hyderabad) replies to Col.
true! It’s all the communist propaganda to boost their PHONY PATRIOTISM.
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PULAK DAS (Delhi) replies to Col. Jagjit Singh Mann 18 hrs ago
How come Indian army took you in the militarty service as an officer who has got so little brain and knowledge!
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Vinod Saini (Ahmedabad)
China is posing a direct space challenge to US by declaring launch of manned spacecraft while US is is retreating a bit. If China succeeds in its manned spacecraft launch then it will feel itself at par if not better to US and Russia.
Raj (UK) replies to Vinod Saini 14 hrs ago
It is 4th Chinese manned spacecraft. The 1st was in Oct. 2003. This time the crew will include a female.
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China rewrites history in all fields, and still India unable to draft strict policies against corruption and becoming an example for bad governance..Hatsoff to Chinese policy makers.
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money and supportive govt making it to realization. we are capable to achieve this feat too.believe in ourselves and our scientists
ashis (kolkata) 20 hrs ago
Never mind friends. Today China has retro-fitted their spacecraft, tomorrow India would do that.
Davendra Naik (Rajkot ( Gujarat, a Proud BJP State)) 21 hrs ago
Wish China all the best. While US is busy arming Paki terrorists, India, Russia and China must join hands in space exploration.
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Soma Visal (Chennai)
So there is some real improvement in China than India!
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