spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

AD: H2M 2014 Conference
China plans mid-June launch of next crewed mission
Posted: Sat, Jun 9, 2012, 7:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
Long March 2F rolled out for Shenzhou-9 launch (Xinhua) Chinese officials announced Saturday that it will launch its next human spaceflight mission, which will feature a docking with its experimental lab module already in orbit, around the middle of this month. The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and its Long March 2F rocket were moved to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Saturday in preparation for what officials said would be a "mid-June" launch. An exact launch date has not been announced. The spacecraft is expected to carry three Chinese astronauts, including perhaps the first female Chinese astronaut, on a mission to dock with the Tiangong-1 spacecraft, an experimental lab module designed to be a precursor for a future Chinese space station. China launched Tiangong-1 last September and the uncrewed Shenzhou-8 spacecraft successfully docked with the module last November.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Astronauts replace ISS computer in brief spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 6:14 AM ET (1014 GMT)

Data shows increased frequency of asteroid impacts
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 5:58 AM ET (0958 GMT)

news links
Thursday, April 24
Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First
NASA/JPL — 8:11 pm ET (0011 GMT)
The Space Sorority
Time — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)
Astronomically speaking: Another Earth?
Univ. of Maryland Diamondback — 8:00 pm ET (0000 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list