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China Reports First Successful Space Docking

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has successfully carried out its first-ever rendezvous of two orbiting spacecraft. Officials say the unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked with the experimental Tiangong-1 module Thursday morning about 340 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. The sophisticated procedure is a critical step in China’s ambitions to establish a manned space station by 2020. The official […]

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China Reports First Successful Space Docking

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has successfully carried out its first-ever rendezvous of two orbiting spacecraft. Officials say the unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked with the experimental Tiangong-1 module Thursday morning about 340 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. The sophisticated procedure is a critical step in China’s ambitions to establish a manned space station by 2020. Xinhua news […]

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Russian Spacecraft to Dock with ISS

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says the unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to dock Wednesday with the International Space Station. Progress will deliver necessities such as food, water and clothing for the astronauts on board the station, as well as a satellite for a research on lightning strikes. Russia’s Federal Space Agency says Progress lifted off from Baikonur […]

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China Hails Successful Space Launch on Key Docking Mission

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials are hailing the successful launch of a space vehicle on a mission that pushes forward the country’s plans for a manned space station by 2020. The vehicle was launched around dawn Tuesday. It will rendezvous within two days with an experimental module launched in September to attempt China’s first space-docking operation. Shortly after […]

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China Launches Unmanned Spacecraft

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China has launched an unmanned rocket, taking the next step toward its goal of building a space station. China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, said the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft took off from a site in the Gobi Desert Tuesday morning. The craft will try to dock with an experimental module, called Tiangong-1, which was placed in earth’s […]

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China to Test Skills With Tuesday Space Launch

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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China is counting down to Tuesday’s blast-off of an unmanned rocket that will largely determine whether China has mastered the technology to begin building its own space station. Officials announced the flight plan Monday, saying it will set the stage for one or two manned space flights next year. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft will take off […]

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Unmanned Spacecraft Heads to International Space Station

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says an unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft launched successfully from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan Sunday, and headed for the International Space Station. The successful launch follows a failed attempt in August. Russia’s Federal Space Agency says Progress will arrive Wednesday and deliver necessities such as food, water and clothing for the astronauts on […]

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Russia Launches Spacecraft to ISS

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says the unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft successfully launched Sunday, heading for the International Space Station. The successful launch follows a failed attempt of a similar spacecraft in August. Russia’s Federal Space Agency says Progress lifted off from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft will deliver necessities such as food, water and clothing for […]

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Russian Spacecraft Heads to International Space Station

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say a Progress cargo spacecraft will launch for the International Space Station on Sunday. Russia’s Federal Space Agency says Progress will lift off from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft will deliver necessities such as food, water, and clothing for the astronauts on board the station, as well as a satellite for […]

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Russia’s Historic Rocket Launch Places Satellites in Orbit

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying navigation satellites has blasted off from French Guiana — the first launch of a Soyuz outside the former Soviet Union. The rocket lifted off Friday from a new site at the Kourou space center in the jungle of French Guiana, off the Atlantic coast. Hours later, it placed into orbit […]

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