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China sends its 4th Human Spaceflight Shenzhou-9 into Space

Shenzhou-9, China’s 4th human spaceflight launched from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu state. The spacecraft which is 30.3 feet long and 9.1 feet diameter is on the 1st manned docking mission and it will lay the foundation for Chinese plans to establish a space station by 2020 Shenzhou-9 may take at least 20 ..

China: First successful unmanned space docking

Recently, two of China’s unmanned spacecrafts successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth. China has termed it a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft coupled with the Tiangong-1 module, at a height of 343 km above Earth. The success of ..

China launches Unmanned spacecraft: Shenzhou-8

Shenzhou-8: Shenzhou-8 is the name of an unmanned spacecraft of China that was launched recently for its maiden docking mission, paving the way for its first space station by 2020 to rival Mir, the space lab being run by Russian and US astronauts. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gobi desert ..

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 operate a permanent space station. This space lab launched by China likely to be operational ..

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 (Heavenly Palace-1) unmanned space lab prototype is scheduled to blast off shortly as a test-bed ..

News Today: September 30, 2011

IBSF shifts Venue for IBSF World Men’s Snooker Championship from Bahrain to Bangalore International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) declared to shift the venue for IBSF World Men’s Snooker Championship from Bahrain to Bangalore IBSF World Men’s Snooker Championship planned to be held from November 28, 2011 to December 3, 2011 IBSF moved the tournament out of ..