CNN: New era begins with China’s launch of crewed mission to its space station

Press/Media: Expert comment

Period30 Nov 2022

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  • TitleNew era begins with China’s launch of crewed mission to its space station
    Media name/outletCNN
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date30/11/22
    DescriptionIt’s not clear whether China would welcome astronauts from other countries to its space station, but Molly Silk, a doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester in the UK focused on China’s space program, said she thought it very likely that international astronauts would visit in the coming years.

    “Several European astronauts have been learning Chinese in order to better cooperate with their Chinese counterparts, which suggests that a visit to the CSS could be on the cards. Pakistan has also been trying to coordinate with China to send their first astronaut to space,” she said.

    “This project demonstrates to the world that China has both the vision and capabilities to pull off such an immensely challenging feat. The CSS will not only allow for China and other nations to conduct experiments in space, but acts as an important checkpoint for China’s planned international research base on the moon.”
    URLhttps://us.cnn.com/2022/11/29/world/china-space-station-astronauts-launch-scn/index.html
    PersonsMolly Silk

Keywords

  • Chinese space programme