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Congress Ponders Space Leadership Provision

March 10th, 2013

    Congress is considering some substantial changes in the way NASA is led, managed from the outside and funded, as policy makers attempt to give the nation’s civil space program a sharper focus as well as the stability to ensure the sustained political, public and financial support to advance human exploration and address other […]

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China Space Probe Encounters Asteroid Toutatis

December 15th, 2012

A number of news services in China are reporting that Chang’e-2 has successfully flown by asteroid Toutatis. The flyby took place on Dec. 13 and was announced by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND). The Chinese probe closed in on the large space rock by a mere 2 miles. […]

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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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