原文标题：China to launch new manned spaceship in 2013
BEIJING: China plans to launch its Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in early June 2013, one of the senior officials in charge of the manned space programme said on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The launch marks another step forward in Beijing's ambitions for a bigger presence in space that include the construction of a space station by 2020.
The crew could include one female and two male astronauts, who are scheduled to enter the Tiangong 1 space lab module, according to Niu Hongguang, deputy commander-in-chief of China's manned space programme.
Niu made the remarks on the sidelines of the Communist Party congress which is meeting to choose a new leadership.
The new plan follows the successful flight of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, which returned to Earth in late June, that put China's first woman in space and completed a manned docking test critical to Beijing's space station plan.
China is far from catching up with the established space superpowers, the United States and Russia, but the Shenzhou 9 marked China's fourth manned space mission since 2003, and comes as budget restraints and shifting priorities have held back U.S. manned space launches.
The United States will not test a new rocket to take people into space until 2017, and Russia has said manned missions are no longer a priority.
China plans an unmanned moon landing and deployment of a moon rover and its scientists have raised the possibility of sending a man to the moon, but not before 2020.
Once the chinese set up a space station, the russians and americans from the existing space station will visit it to buy supplies because they are soooo cheap.
pgangadharanpulingat nair (kanhangad)
Scientific expedition of china is interesting to read.
Kartheek Karu (chennai)
chinese chinese chinese......eagerly waiting for the official speech of xi jinping regarding his policy towards india and the border issue..
common sense (Asia)
Love it or Hate it, but u cannot Ignore it, China rocks.
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So what? india is to launch seated toilets by 2025 no more Squat toilets.
Dr. R. Nagchowdhury (CA, USA)
In depth analysis: China is very backward has no genuine cryogenic rocket technology. Bought the old USSR junk of 1960 upgraded this with help from her Israeli friends and now for propaganda is pushing what the USSR and USA did in 1960s. Congratulations!
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Raj (UK) replies to Dr. R. Nagchowdhury
I am not sure you are trying to fool yourself or others. It only makes Indians stay where they were, not moving forward.
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China should launch a move for democracy and not a waste of money going to space!
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Suresh Singhal (India)
China is going great guns.
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FREE TIBET !
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Alexander the great (Pakistan) replies to Shashi
free kashmir from bIack dirt of bIackies.
Ravinder (Melbourne) replies to Alexander the great
Your call to free Kashmir is no better than if you tried to free muslim majority areas in Europe and USA. Try it and see how many days muslims survive in the west.
Derrick Dias (Goa)
For China it is all about being there with the space superpowers
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Namrata Basu (DELHI)
China has become World′s second biggest economy now. Is this also a lie ! Come on Indians, wake up and see around you what is happening !
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China is trying hard, not boasting aloud. The world should not be prejudiced and jealous. Indians should congratulate China, not be small-minded and criticise and condemn. After all, it is a step forward for mankind and outer space should not be the exclusive domain of Americans and Russians. So please stop laughing at the Chinese.
india should take inspiration from china...the way chinese ppl work and show there determination i think no body stand even near its benchmark...
Ken2 (ASEAN )
As usual, progress achieved by China irritates some Indian with inferior complex who are still living inside a well as their view of the sky is as big as what they see from the bottom of the well. It is also these kind of people In India that become a hindrance formIndia to progress. Instead of making more efforts to be onpar if not better than the Chinese, Indian only now how to condemn, envy, humiliate & tring to bring down others to make them felt good.
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ashis (kolkata) replies to Ken2
My heartiest congratulations to the people of China.
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