China poised for space station mission

China poised for space station mission
 

China is to launch two men into orbit on Monday morning as it continues to develop its ability to explore space.
The astronauts will take off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China, Chinese officials said.
The plan is for them to dock with and then spend 30 days on board the Tiangong 2 space station testing its ability to support life.
This and previous launches are seen as pointers to possible manned missions to the Moon or Mars.
An earlier Tiangong - or "Heavenly Palace" - space station was decommissioned earlier this year after docking with three rockets.... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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