In Today’s Deep Space Extra… China’s space chief outlines plans to reach the Moon’s south pole with human explorers in a decade. College students offer a strategy to shield astronauts on deep space missions from harmful radiation. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 29th year in orbit.
Human Space Exploration
China to build moon station in ‘about 10 years’
Physics.org (4/24): China plans to reach the Moon’s south pole with human explorers in 10 years to establish a lunar research base, according to China National Space Administration head Zhang Kejian in a speech marking “Space Day,” the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The inaugural launch of China’s Long March 5B rocket carrying the core element of a new space station is planned for the first half of 2020.
China to build scientific research station on Moon’s south poleXinhua Net (4/24): China aims to build a scientific research station in the south polar region of the moon and realize manned lunar exploration mission in about ten years, said a senior space official on Wednesday. Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, made the remarks at the opening ceremony of China’s Space Day in Changsha, capital of ...