23 April 2018
China officially launched the selection of its third batch of astronauts on Monday, and is expected to select about 17 to 18 trainees, including women, an official closely related to manned space announced. "The selection consists of three periods, and we will select not only males but also female candidates for the third batch of astronauts," said Yang Liwei, deputy head of the China Manned Space Agency and the nation's first astronaut.
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21 April 2018
China is drawing up plans for an aerospace engine plant that would pave the way for the mass production of “hypersonic” planes or spacecraft capable of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound, boosting the country’s competitiveness in defence, space, business and other sectors, according to scientists familiar with the project.
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20 April 2018
Wenchang space launch center on the island province of Hainan sees a boom of space tourism. Since it opened to the public in March 2016, the launch center has seen 300,000 visitors. Wenchang has been seeking to develop tourism related to aerospace, benefiting local farmers. According to a government plan, Wenchang City will develop six sectors related to aerospace, including technology exhibitions and trades, and cultural and educational tourism.
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20 April 2018
China has made great strides in space science, technology and application over the past year, said Li Guoping, the spokesman of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) at a press conference in Beijing on 20 April. The press conference was held to celebrate China's Space Day on 24 April.
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20 April 2018
A domestically designed underwater training suit for China's astronauts was shown to the press in Beijing on 20 April. The Astronaut Center of China (ACC) unveiled the suit during a summit on aerospace medical engineering. The ACC has been working on the suit since 2014. The suit is used underwater in simulated weightlessness as part of extra-vehicular training.
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20 April 2018
China will give a name to the relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe. The name will be announced on China's 3rd National Space Day on 24 April. Together with the relay satellite, two microsatellites, developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology, will also be sent into orbit to conduct scientific research. The names of the two microsatellites will also be announced on 24 April. CNSA confirmed that the development of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe is progressing well.
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First China Aerospace Conference to be held on National Space Day
20 April 2018
As part of the events that mark China's Space Day, the first China Aerospace Conference will be held in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on 24 April, according to an official from China National Space Administration (CNSA).
More than 2,000 people have signed up for the conference, which will be attended by aerospace professionals from the government, state-owned and private enterprises, and universities, said Li Guoping, a spokesman of the CNSA.
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