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China to ramp up manned missions to build space station

In order to build its space station, beginning in 2019, China will increase its manned mission rate, completing four missions in five years.

This is still a somewhat glacial pace, compared to other nations. It will seem even slower based on what I expect will start happening once a number of competitive private American rockets begin hauling tourists into space.

The article notes one additional tidbit about China’s station. They plan to run 3 to 6 month long missions there.

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5 comments

  • Willi

    Hmmm, the load of stuff brought up to the ISS by CRS-11 includes a Chinese experiment. Interesting…

  • Anthony Domanico

    Willi,

    That is interesting. Do you know anything else about the experiment? Is it a joint investigation with us or one of our partner nations?

  • Willi

    Among the cargo is a 3.5-kilogram device from the Beijing Institute of Technology that sought to answer questions like “Does the space radiation and microgravity cause mutations among antibody-encoding genes and how does it happen?”
    The Chinese payload was first reported in 2015, when an agreement was reached with NanoRacks, a Houston-based company that offers services for the commercial utilization of the space station.
    Under the agreement, NanoRacks will deliver the device to the U.S. side of the space station and astronauts there will conduct studies using the device in about two weeks, data from which will be sent back to the Chinese researchers.
    There is a U.S. law in place, known as the Wolf amendment, that bans cooperation between the U.S. space agency NASA and Chinese government entities, but this deal is purely commercial and therefore considered legal.

  • wodun

    but this deal is purely commercial and therefore considered legal.

    There is nothing purely commercial in China.

  • wayne

    wodun-
    Excellent point.
    (as-if China isn’t a totalitarian-communist existential threat to the entire World)

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