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China's astronauts ready for longer missions


Posted on Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


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The Chinese space program has been going from strength to strength lately with no signs of stopping.

The three astronauts who were aboard China's recent Shenzhou X mission have been in quarantine since returning on June 26th, giving medical experts the opportunity to analyze their health after spending time in a weightless environment. Thanks to data obtained from the mission the space agency believes it is now ready to send astronauts in to space for much longer periods of time.

"Medium and long-term space missions pose harsher challenges in physical, psychological and engineering knowledge," said Nie Haisheng, one of the three astronauts. China's next major step in manned space exploration will be to put a space station in orbit by 2020, facilitating missions that could last anything up to a year at a time.

"Chinese astronauts are capable of conducting medium and long-term space missions and enduring the harsh physical conditions involved, a senior astronaut said on Thursday."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 17 July, 2013, 16:06
Go China! Might as well with the wealth you've obtained through large-scale inhumane labor practices and shipping time-limited, inferior products around the world. I bought a chinese product, a solar yard lamp, that went dead after a couple months. I opened it up, and to the shock of both myself and my wife, there was a circuit connection that was NOT soldered, but "held" by glue, that melted in the summer heat and broke the connection. That was OBVIOUSLY done on purpose, in my opinion. From that( it was a couple years ago), we try to avoid Chinese products as much as possible. This does not i... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by skookum on 17 July, 2013, 16:13
5 manned missions and we have reports of intended space stations and moon bases. I wonder how many failures they have had which like in the old USSR style will never be published. I think China has a huge amount to contribute to space exploration but they are where NASA and USSR were in the 60's
Comment icon #3 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 17 July, 2013, 16:33
5 manned missions and we have reports of intended space stations and moon bases. Space stations yes, but apart from talking hypothetically about possible future goals, the Chinese have announced no plans for moon bases. I wonder how many failures they have had which like in the old USSR style will never be published. Exactly the same number of failed manned missions as the Soviet Union managed to hide... none at all. You couldn't hide such a failure in the sixties and you certainly couldn't do so now. Besides which the Chinese have always announced an impending launch BEFORE it occurs. I think... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by skookum on 17 July, 2013, 20:39
When China have a failure I very much doubt the rest of the world will hear about it. A bit like when the USSR virtually killed the first man in orbit, and it was not Yuri Gagarin.
Comment icon #5 Posted by shrooma on 17 July, 2013, 22:32
the USSR virtually killed the first man in orbit, and it was not Yuri Gagarin. . Vladimir Ilyushin...?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 18 July, 2013, 2:44
When China have a failure I very much doubt the rest of the world will hear about it. Only someone that doesn't have a clue what they are talking about would make such a foolish statement. The Soviet Union denied for years that they had tried to beat America to the Moon, but every single failure of the N1 rocket was known about in the west. There are these things, you may not have heard of them, called spy satellites. There are also civilian earth resources satellites which will clearly show a launcher on the pad. China simply could not hide a launch failure. Plus, and I hope you will read thi... [More]


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