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International Astronautical Federation to Share Flags Flown Aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese Spacecraft

September 11th, 2012

Three hundred commemorative flags belonging to the International Astronautical Federation and the only objects to have flown in space by all nations with active human space programs will be returned to the organization by a Chinese delegation at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany. The flags, flown sequentially  aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese […]

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China Space Travelers Head for Heavenly Palace-1

June 16th, 2012

China’s latest, milestone making, space voyage is underway. The June 16th liftoff of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft placed into Earth orbit a three-person crew that included China’s first female space traveler. China’s astronauts for the flight are: Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang – China’s first female astronaut. She is 33 years old, married […]

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China Prepares for Important Piloted Spaceflight Mission

May 29th, 2012

China is readying its crew-carrying Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to conduct that country’s first piloted docking mission. Shenzhou-9 will have three astronauts onboard – a crew that may include a woman — to manually rendezvous and dock with the already orbiting Tiangong-1. Last year, China’s unpiloted Shennzhou-8 docked with the Tiangong-1as a step toward the upcoming mission, […]

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Book Review: Space Chronicles – Facing the Ultimate Frontier

May 15th, 2012

Space Chronicles – Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Edited by Avis Lang); W.W. Norton & Co., New York; $26.95 (hardcover); 2012. This delightful read comes courtesy of a thoughtful, charismatic astrophysicist and renowned popular speaker – an alien blend that’s refreshing, entertaining and stimulating. Tyson has written a spirited why, how, and […]

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U. S. Secretary of State: Global Powers in Need of Space Code of Conduct

January 18th, 2012

  Secretary of State Hilliary Rodham Clinton pledged a new U. S.-led effort on Tuesday to develop an international space code of conduct to foster peaceful and productive uses of outer space. The initative — an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities — is underpinned by a common desire to reverse a staggering […]

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China: Preliminary Planning for Human Lunar Landing

December 29th, 2011

A sweeping look at China’s past and future space agenda has been issued by that country’s State Council Information Office. The white paper issued today is titled China’s Space Activities in 2011, but casts an eye forward as to where the spacefaring nation is headed. “China will conduct studies on the preliminary plan for a […]

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