China Sets Sights On Moon And Construction Of Space Station

A top Chinese space official says China‘s next focus in space will be the construction of a space station and putting a man on the moon.

Wang Zhaoyao, deputy director of the country’s manned space flight program, tells the official Xinhua news agency on Sep. 29th that China hopes to launch a new orbiting vehicle and set up a simple space lab by 2011. After that, Wang says China will focus on docking two vehicles in space and building a manned space station by 2020.

Wang says China also wants to send a manned mission to the moon in the near future.

The three Chinese astronauts who participated in China‘s third space mission and first spacewalk last week were greeted with a warm homecoming celebration on that day in Beijing.







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