Life cozier in China's space module Tiangong-1
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft will enjoy a more comfortable environment on the Tiangong-1, a target orbiter and space module, compared with the last manned mission.
Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space program, told a press briefing Monday that waste processing facilities on Tiangong-1 will be improved and the crew will be provided with a variety of food. Full story
Shenzhou-10 to conduct application-orientated flight
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft will start China's application-orientated flight for the country's space program, a spokeswoman with China's manned space program said Monday.
In the upcoming mission, the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft powered by a Long March-2F carrier rocket will transport astronauts and supplies to the orbiting space module Tiangong-1, spokeswoman Wu Ping told a press conference. Full story
Tiangong-1 ready for docking and entry: spokeswoman
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Orbiter Tiangong-1 is ready and in position for the Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft mission, Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space program, said Monday.
The Tiangong-1, a target orbiter and space module sent to space in September 2011, has entered the docking orbit. And its equipment is in normal condition and there is enough fuel to complete the new mission, Wu said. Full story
Shenzhou-10 mission to teach students in orbit
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Astronauts on board the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft will teach students through a live video feed system while in orbit, Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space program, said Monday.
It is the first time Chinese astronauts will give a lesson to middle and elementary school students while in orbit, Wu told a press conference ahead of the launch, which is scheduled for 5:38 p.m. Beijing Time Tuesday. Full story
China to host int'l seminar on manned spaceflight
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- China and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will co-host an international seminar on manned spaceflight in Beijing in September, spokeswoman for China's manned space program Wu Ping revealed Monday.
The seminar aims to boost international exchanges of latest developments and following steps in manned spaceflight and promote cooperation in the area, Wu told a press conference ahead of the launch of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft. Full story
HK, Macao, Taiwan scientists welcome to join China space station
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space program, said Monday that she hoped more scientists from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan could participate in the building and operation of the country's space station.
After the manned space program was launched, China has conducted extensive cooperation and exchanges with many countries, regions and international organizations worldwide, Wu told a press briefing. Full story
China to launch Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft on June 11
JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft will be launched at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday, said China's manned space program spokeswoman on Monday.
The spacecraft will take three astronauts, two male and one female, into the space, said Wu Ping, the program's spokeswoman, at a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Full story