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2017 – China Space Stations

During 2016, China launched its latest space station, Tiangong-2. Chinese taikonauts lived aboard the new space station for 30 days before returning to... During 2016, China launched its latest space…

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2016 – China Space Stations

China launched a new space station laboratory in the middle of September 2016, making China the only nation to have two space stations in orbit, although one appears to no…

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2014 – China Space Stations

Observers noted that China’s Tiangong-1, the only other space station besides the ISS currently in orbit, remained in place in 2014. China was expected to de-orbit Tiangong-1 two years after…

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2013 – China Space Stations

Another operational space station is the Chinese Tiangong-1. Launched in late 2011, Tiangong-1 is a prototype space station that is being used to develop technologies and techniques necessary for China…

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2012 – China Space Stations

China has a long-term and active project to develop a permanently crewed space station in LEO. The first phase of that project started in 2011 with the launch of an…

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2011 – China Space Stations

China made great strides in 2011 toward developing its own modular space station, through the successful launch of the Tiangong-1 laboratory and rendezvous and docking with an unmanned Shenzhou-8 space…

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2010 – China Space Stations

China is developing its own space station as the next phase of its human spaceflight program. The first module for this station was completed in 2010, with China planning to…

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