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China’s First Unmanned Space Laboratory “Tiangong-1”

Tiangong-1, China’s first unmanned space laboratory was successfully launched from a site in the Gobi Desert. The literal meaning of the word Tiangong is heavenly palace. With this development, China has become the 3rd country after Russia and USA to ..


Tiangong-1: China’s First Spacelab

Tiangong-1 is the first space lab of China, scheduled to be launched in September 2011. It is prelude to a multiphase construction programme (Tiangong programme, or Project 921-2 ) aimed at building a large space station around 2020. The Tiangong-1 ..