06 May 2013
The latest issue of the ipad App "GoTaikonauts!" was published today. The title story of this issue of the newsletter is on the space launch disaster from 17 years ago - the CZ-3B launch failure in Xichang in February 1996. The article tries to answer some, though not all, of the questions about the disaster.
Also, in an interview Prof. Mazlan Othman, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), is providing us with valuable viewpoints and insights, not only from an UN official, but also from an Asian and a woman, on international space cooperation and the Chinese space programme. This issue also has, among some other articles, the second part of Brian Harvey’s article which describes the future of Chinese space science. And last but not least, the space programme report for the first quarter 2013 can be found in the new issue.

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