China Announces Upcoming Spaceflight Plans

Article written: 1 Nov , 2004
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China joined Russia and America in putting a human into space over a year ago, and they’re getting ready to do it again. Officials from the China Aerospace Science and Technology (Cast) agency announced their upcoming plans to put more people into space next year. If all goes well, they’ll launch two astronauts this time, and keep them in space for 5 days. Engineers are working to improve the Shenzhou spacecraft’s performance, power generation, and environmental controls to support two astronauts. China is also planning on sending a robotic probe to orbit the Moon within 2 years, and another to land on it by 2010.


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