China completes three-month manned mission for space station construction

Sep 18, 2021
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Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 17-The first three Chinese astronauts to enter orbit for space station construction have completed their three-month mission and returned to Earth safely on Friday.
According to Chinese media reports, the return capsule of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo
landed at the east wind landing site in the North China Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 1:34 pm (Beijing time). Manned Space Agency

The three astronauts have left the return capsule and are in good condition.

It announced that the first manned flight during the construction of the Chinese space station was a complete success.

This is also the first time that the Dongfeng Landing Site has been used for the search and retrieval of manned spacecraft.

At 12:43 in the afternoon, the return module of Shenzhou 12 was separated from the orbiting module of the spacecraft under the command of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

The brake engine of the return compartment is then ignited, and the return compartment is separated from the propulsion compartment.

After the return module successfully landed, the ground search team arrived at the landing site. After the door of the return capsule was opened, the medical staff confirmed that the astronauts were in good health.

On June 17, the Shenzhou XII spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China and docked with Tianhe, the core module of the space station. After docking, the three astronauts entered the core module and began a three-month space stay.

The crew conducted two extravehicular activities and a series of space science and technology experiments. They tested key technologies for the construction and operation of the space station, including long-term astronaut stays, recovery and life support systems, space material supply, exit activities and operations, and on-orbit maintenance.


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Jul 27, 2021
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China is making its way for leadership in space.
It should have a positive cooperation/competition output to spur the leaders for keeping the pace.
Case by case for extraterrestrial exploration, earth surveillance and communications networks, and overall space exploration field.
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Nov 26, 2021
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China originally intended to cooperate with the EU and the US. But after China saved money, it was rejected.
China's scientific research requires space conditions, especially in biological genetic engineering. The Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a long-term space research plan and divided the plan into several five-year plans.
China's space technology, every five years of progress, slowly catch up, and finally come to this step. In the process of China's space technology development, many countries have given help. For example, the first generation of aviation suits was designed by Russia. Both the European Space Agency and the Australian testing station helped during the rocket launch for replacing rocker panels without weld.

Therefore, the future China Space Station will also be open to other countries.
Apr 23, 2021
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China has clearly established themselves as a force in space; in fact if it weren't for those private U.S. space companies they would probably be the undisputed #1 country in space research right now.
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