03 August 2015
During a visit to Beijing last week, Jeff Manber Managing Director of Houston-based NanoRacks company, signed an agreement with Beijing Institute of Technology - BIT to fly a biological experiment on the effect of space radiation on the human DNA on board of SpaceX' Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station ISS. "It's symbolic, and it's meaningful," Manber said against media outlet Houston Chronicle.
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25 July 2015
A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites forĀ its indigenous global navigation and positioning network - the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) - blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province on 25 July 2015. China successfully launched the two satellites into different orbits. The Long March-3B was equipped with the Expedition-1, or Yuanzheng-1 independent aircraft installed on the carrier rocket with the ability of sending one or more spacecraft into different orbits in space.
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