Skip to comments.Chinese spacecraft blasts off with 3 astronauts
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:38:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Chinas latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off Tuesday on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab and educate young people about science.
The Shenzhou 10 capsule carrying three astronauts lifted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. (0938 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
It is Chinas fifth manned space mission and its longest.
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Remember when we used to have a space program?
Snowden on board? Just heard he can’t be found.
A 15-day mission to the bottom of a pool.......
big deal.....NASA beats them on all the important stuff. Like Muslim outreach.
Yep, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when we were averaging an Apollo flight every year it was not all that far fetched to watch a movie showing us we’d have shuttles to the moon in 2001.
“A 15-day mission to the bottom of a pool.......”
Hey... at least they’re doing it... what did we get out of it.. velcro, Tang and a flag on Mars.
“Remember when we used to have a space program?”
Yes, and the Chinese are only 50 years behind us. Too bad we gave up the lead.