neutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 588 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
China's 5th manned spacecraft has blasted off to their planned longest ever sojourn (15 days) out to the heavens.
The three taikonauts on-board are veteran Nie Haisheng and two newbies, namely Zhang Xiaoguang & Wang Yaping.
The latter is the Middle Kingdom's second female to be rocketed up, after Shenzhou IX's Liu Yang last year. The 33 year old air force pilot will take on a role of "space teacher", beaming out lessons on gravity, mass and weight.
The three space travelers were sent off by no less a personage than President Xi Jinping.
neutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
The "Divine Vessel" has landed after a successful 15-day mission rendezvousing with with the Heavenly Palace" space lab.
The trip's highlights include automatic & manual docking with Tiangong-1, and a space lecture to school children by China's second female Taikonaut Wang Yaping.