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China’s Fifth manned 15 day Space Mission, Shenzhou-10

All we could find on China’s fifth manned 15 day space mission. A salient step in China’s space exploration ambitions but more importantly, a show of might — alongside Tianhe- 2 and Qianlong-2, in mastered competence in the knowledge economy that drives the 21st century.

Xi Jinping quote on Chinese space exploration with an image of chinese astronaunt on landing from the Shenzhou 10, China's fifth manned 15 day space mission

China’s fifth manned 15 day space mission , Shenzhou-10, was launched. This space journey, was the longest yet and part of China’s systematic three phase build up towards building a space station by 2020. Undoubtedly, a moment of pride for the nation’s space exploration ambitions, the itinerary included a live lecture from space to Chinese university students. On this CGTN article on China’s Space Exploration, the author Meng Yaping explains:

During her stay in Tiangong-1, astronaut Wang Yaping, who was sent to space aboard Shenzhou-10, delivered a video lecture on June 20, 2013, for more than 60 million students on earth in China who were watching her live. She used spinning tops, water droplets and a ball to show the basic physics of microgravity.

Video: China’s Fifth manned 15 day Space Mission, Shenzhou-10


Tuesday 11th June 2013:

Xinhua recently filed a report tracing China’s now six (As of March 2018) manned space missions. This is what it had to say about the fifth manned 15r day space mission:

Shenzhou-10 was China’s first application-oriented spaceflight. In its 15-day journey in space, Shenzhou-10 docked with the orbiting space lab Tiangong-1 twice, once through automatic operation and once manually. Three taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping spent 12 days in Tiangong-1, where they conducted medical experiments and technical tests.

Online, open source, open edit encyclopedia Wikipedia carried this as notes on Shenzhou-10 as by the time of this edit ( 4th March , 2018)

Second Chinese woman in space; second manned docking with Tiangong-1 space station.

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