22 April 2017
The Tianzhou 1 cargo spacecraft, China's first cargo spacecraft, successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong 2 space lab at 12:23 p.m. 22 April, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center. It is the first docking between the spacecraft and space lab.
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21 April 2017
Can we grow human organs in space? - Stem cell research on Tianzhou 1
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Are human space babies conceivable? Tianzhou 1 experiment
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Scientists to test medicine for bone loss on Tianzhou 1
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20 April 2017
China on the evening of 20 April launched its first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou 1, into space, a crucial step for the country in building a space station by approximately 2022.
Lifted by a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket, Tianzhou 1 roared into the air from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province.
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Tianzhou 1 mission's main task: testing propellant refueling technology
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Graphics of Tianzhou 1 launch sequence
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photos from the Long March 7Y2 carrier on the launch pad
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CMSA: China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou 1
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17 April 2017
Major celebrations of China's Space Day will start on 24 April in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
This year's celebrations will focus on the applications of space technology in economic and social development, said Tian Yulong, chief engineer of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.
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12 April 2017
Shijian-13, China's first high-throughput communications satellite, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 7:04 p.m. on 12 April 2017. The satellite, with a transfer capacity of 20 Gbps and a designed orbital life of 15 years, was sent into orbit on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The satellite is capable of providing better Internet access on planes and high-speed trains, as well as in less-developed regions.
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