China’s Space Station

China's Space Station

NASA’s famed Evel Knievel Manned Space Program has an Asian rival. The People’s Republic of China is planning to launch a space station. The Tiangong or ‘heavenly palace’ will hurtle towards the heavens within the decade.

The Chinese man-in-space effort began ten years ago, and boasted its first space walk during the 2008 Shenzhou-7 mission. Meanwhile, in Florida, NASA’s antiquated Endeavour space shuttle is back in the shop.

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2 Responses to “China’s Space Station”

  1. Dog Gone Says:

    I thought the space-walking “Hello Kitty”, which is Japanese, added a particularly delicious touch.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Dog Gone wrote: I thought the space-walking “Hello Kitty”, which is Japanese, added a particularly delicious touch.

    Japan has a pretty advanced space effort, and a split-level module on the International Space Station. No “Hello Kitty,” though.

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