Crewmembers on China’s next mission to the Tiangong-1 mini-space station will practice on-orbit repairs and refueling techniques, as preparations continue for launch of a three-module station by the end of the decade. The Shenzhou 10 crew has not been selected yet, according to Wang Zhaoyao, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office. The mission next year will continue work started with the Shenzhou 9 flight in June, Wang says, adding to China’s experience with rendezvous ...

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