China to launch men into space in the summer
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China to launch men into space in the summer

Beijing : China | Feb 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM PST
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Graphic on China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou VIII, which will be launched Tuesday to dock with the Tiangong-1 space lab

A Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Friday that China will launch men into space between June and August, and the task will try to docking space capsule launched last year.

This will be the fourth mission for the astronauts launched by China since 2003, when the House astronaut Yang Liwei around the earth 14 times and became the first Chinese astronaut.

Xinhua said that the three astronauts will attempt the task in the next docking capsule Tiangong 1, which was launched on 29 September as part of an expedition to build a space lab.

China has implemented and successfully tested a fusion between an unmanned vehicle and Tiangong 1.

Xinhua quoted a spokesman for China's astronaut program as saying "the task of docking new space is .. another opportunity for China to test docking technology."

He said without giving details, "will enter the three crew members .. Tiangong 1 to live, work and conduct experiments in which space science."

China seeks to build a space station full by 2020.

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