Space: Mis­sions with other na­tions

China Daily (Canada) - - ACROSS AMER­I­CAS -

China’s manned space sta­tion is likely to be­come the world’s only space sta­tion af­ter the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion is re­tired in 2024, Chi­nese space of­fi­cials have said.

The In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion has worked in part as an or­bit­ing lab­o­ra­tory for mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary re­search in ar­eas in­clud­ing physics, medicine and space sciences.

China cur­rently is con­duct­ing some co­op­er­a­tion pro­jects with for­eign space agen­cies, mainly con­cern­ing sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal ex­per­i­ments on­board China’s Shen­zhou XI space­craft and Tian­gong II space lab­o­ra­tory, ac­cord­ing to Fu. He did not say which agen­cies are in­volved.

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