USA's trip to the moon may be matched by China soon. Although China's astronauts have not landed on the moon yet, it's gonna be sooner or later.
A China lunar satellite, christened Chang'e 1, has finally landed on the moon. What on moon is the satellite doing there? Well, it didn't actually land properly but crash landed hahaha.
Nevertheless, China's ambitious space project will see the setting up of a similar space station, with long term target to resemble the International Space Station that is being jointly-manned by Russia and USA.
According to leaked news, China do not want to be left behind in the space technology and has targetted to launch Tiangong-1, a space module, by Oct 2010 . This space module will be able to house China astronauts to conduct scientific research in zero gravity.
Tiangong-1 is only part of the humongous China project called Project 921 which will have China Human Spaceflight Project Office, China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and 3,000 other companies being involved.
It will take a number of years and spaceflights to bring their dreams come true in setting up the China space station.
At the same time, there are people doubting the story of USA's landing on the moon ...... wonder why?
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