Previous Page - You're reading an Article:
176 words - June 26, 2013 | © DiploNews, all rights reserved.
Shenzhou-10, China's longest manned space mission which took place from June 11 to June 26 (15 days), marked "another step forward towards the country's goal of building a permanent manned space station by 2020," the Chinese government said.
This mission was China's first application-oriented space flight, the government added, saying that the mission constituted an "applicable shuttle system for transporting astronauts and supplies to orbiting modules." The Chinese spacecraft successfully completed a manual docking procedure with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space module, a space lab that has been in orbit for more than 600 days and which will remain in service for another three months, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center explained.
Proud of becoming the third country after the United States and Russia to undertake such a space mission successfully, China said it is committed to developing its space programs and to exploring further into the space. All this is "part of the dream to make China stronger," said President Xi Jinping.
Parts of or the whole information published on this page is likely to originate from Official Institutions like Governments, Ministries, Embassies and States. Its reproduction on this page does not constitute any endorsement from DiploNews and any of its affiliates and/or partners. If titles are sometimes modified for better understanding, the contents are reproduced exactly as delivered by the institution that first published it. To know the exact origin, click on 'view original source' at the end of the page. All information that originates from DiploNews is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without written express authorization from DiploNews.