China Prepares for Return of Shenzhou

Posted on October 16, 2005  Comments (3)

China Prepares for Return of Shenzhou, Washington Post:

China is only the third country to launch humans into orbit on its own, after Russia and the United States _ a source of enormous national pride as the communist government tries to cement its status as a rising power and help prepare for a planned moon landing by 2010 and the eventual creation of a space station.

This is China’s second manned space flight. Shenzhou means “divine vessel.”

Like the United States government in the late 1960’s and the 1970’s the Chinese government sees scientific advancement as one of the top priorities for future success.

China’s vision for new space age, BBC.
China National Space Administration

3 Responses to “China Prepares for Return of Shenzhou”

  1. CuriousCat: Helium-3 Fusion Reactor
    June 30th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    “This sounds pretty incredible to me and I find the claims of using fuel from the Moon economically to power our needs on Earth. Still it is interesting and just because it sounds fantastic does not mean it can”™t be true. But I am skeptical…”

  2. CuriousCat: Helium-3 Fusion Reactor
    June 30th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    This sounds pretty incredible to me and I find the claims of using fuel from the Moon economically to power our needs on Earth. Still it is interesting and just because it sounds fantastic does not mean it can”™t be true. But I am skeptical…

  3. CuriousCat » China Reaches for the Moon
    October 24th, 2007 @ 8:58 am

    “It is the biggest burst of such work since the 1970s. The last humans to stand on the moon were American astronauts from the Apollo 17 mission in 1972…”

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