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China's 1st Manned Space Docking Mission

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  1. Raia Fulani

    Raia Fulani JF-Expert Member

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    Shenzhou 9 Spaceship at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center shenzhou-9-china-transshipment.jpg


    A Chinese Long March 2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft rolls out to the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on June 9, 2012. The Shenzhou 9 mission will launch three astronauts on China's first manned space docking flight.



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    JIUQUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft will be launched at 6:37 p.m. Saturday to send the country's first female astronaut into space, China's manned space program spokeswoman said Friday.
    Three astronauts, two male and one female, will be onboard the country's fourth manned spacecraft to fulfill the first manned space docking test, said Wu Ping, the program's spokeswoman, at a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
    They are Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang who is female, the spokeswoman said.
    The major task is to conduct a manual docking test between the spacecraft and the orbiting space lab module Tiangong-1 for the first time in addition to another automatic docking test, Wu said.
    Also, it will be the country's first attempt to ship supplies and personnel from Earth to the orbiting module, she said.
    "We will fully examine whether Tiangong-1 can meet the needs of the astronauts," she said.
    The mission will further test the functions of spacecraft, carrier rocket and orbiting module as well as the coordination of different systems, she added.
    Elaborating on the mission's process, Wu said the spacecraft will separate from the carrier rocket 585 seconds after the launch and stay on an oval orbit with a perigee altitude of 200 kilometers and an apogee altitude of 330 kilometers for the automatic docking with the Tiangong-1 lab module.
    The manual docking will take place several days after the automatic one, she added.
    After the docking, astronauts will live in Tiangong-1 and carry on experiments, tests and exercises, but dine in the spacecraft, she said.
    The Tiangong-1 has been lowered to the docking orbit 343 km above Earth and is operating normally, the spokeswoman said.
    The upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket is expected to be fueled beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday.
    "The final full-system drill has been completed. Astronauts are in good state and all preparations are in place," Wu said.
    The mission is meant to prepare for a space station around 2020 based on the space rendezvous and docking technology that is currently being tested. Several components will be sent into space separately before being assembled into a space station through a variety of docking procedures.
     
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    Hao wachina waliokaa humo wamefanana sana na wale wauza viatu Kariakoo
     
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    The American NASA are through with such missions, they have put an end to IT!! ... Nothing much left to explore on such space mission ... !!!
     
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    But reaching the level they have reached is very phenomenal. After all, who said there is nothing more to explore? In the past people were taught atom can neither be created nor destroyed...in relative physics and nuclear physics, that school of thought proved to be wrong by nuclear fission and fussion as they both destroy the atom and release energy.
    Kwangu mimi bora wakae kimya maana kila siku inakuja na jambo lake
     
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    Angalia tusijebakia kusema hivi tu. Wanachanja mbuga

    Nasa walifanya kwa faida zao. Yawezekana kabisa kuwa kuna mambo waligundua huko na ikabaki siri kwao. Nao hawa wakienda huenda wakatoboa kile kilichofichwa
     
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    Im nt underestimating Chinese! Putting an instrument on the orbit even with "copy and pest technology" isn't a simple game, thas why am saying...

    ... All my ears wide open .... waiting to here ..a big new discovery!!!

    Ndio uzuri wa ushindani! Hata mwalimu anaweza kupata ushindani murua toka kwa mwanafunzi wake na kuibua mapya!! Kuninginiza mdude huko angani si haba hata kama ni kurudia yaliyofanyika!!!
    Kongosho tunakwenda na wachina au tusubiri cha Bongo ..:wink2:
     
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    Nafuatilia kwa makin sana hii launch
     
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    They have done the docking, now the modules are secured. Now it is done automatically, later on they will undock and do it manually.
     
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    "It will still take at least another decade before China
    reaches a comparable level to Russia or the USA in
    space flight," said Jones. Just like it did for its first manned space flight, China is
    having to master key manoeuvres and tasks that the
    Americans and Russians successfully completed way
    back in the 1960s, as it races towards creating a
    space station.

    Hawa warusi na wamarekani kumbe wabaya sana! Wanaijua dunia kwa kadri wanavyotaka
     
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    wakuu mnafuatilia haya mambo? Inafurahisha kwa kweli
     
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    China has launched its most ambitious space mission to date, with the Shenzhou-9 capsule carrying three astronauts to the orbiting Tiangong space laboratory


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    The crew includes the country's first female astronaut, 33-year-old fighter pilot Liu Yang.


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    Ms Liu was joined by colleagues Jing Haipeng (C) and Liu Wang (R), who will spend over a week on the space lab.


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    The crew will be testing new systems on Tiangong and conducting scientific experiments.


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    Crowds gathered at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre to watch the Shenzhou-9 be sent into space.
     
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    On the eve of the launch officials showed a model of Shenzhou-9 docking with the space module, complete with figures of the three astronauts.


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    China has a strong space programme in place, in which it has invested millions of dollars.


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    The programme, aimed at building a permanent station in orbit, has generated widespread displays of patriotic fervour.
     
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    2012-06-24 14:13:21 A manual docking between Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and the orbiting Tiangong-1 lab
    module has been successful Sunday.
     

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    This is not a competition between China and America, its all about space science! That area no body can claim to put to an end! Hurreeee China for daring to add to what Russia, and America has done years back
     
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