China Says Space Station Assembly Will Start In 2018

Credit: Photo: China Manned Space Agency
JERUSALEM — China’s human-spaceflight organization plans to launch the first element of its three-module space station in 2018, with assembly complete set for 2020 and full operational capability with rotating three-person crews scheduled two years after that. Zhou Jianping, the U.S.-educated chief...

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