China tech. to allow astronauts’ longer space stay

Our Correspondent

Beijing

China is working on technology to allow astronauts to live long-term in space, a space station is to be established by 2022, Wang Xiang, the head of space design department of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said on Tuesday.
China takes another step forward towards its goal to put a space station into orbit in next five years by sending its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 on Thursday.
It’s an important step for China to establish its first space station by 2022. Once the space station is completed, China will become the third country along with Russia and the U.S. to master the techniques of refueling in space.

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