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  Encyclopedia: Space program of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The manned space program began in 1968, and China became the third country to put a human in space in 2003.
Charles Vick, chief of the space policy division of the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C., said that a Long March 2F booster at the ready to hurl the Shenzhou 3 into space was removed from its launch pad in late July or early August of last year.
With their human spaceflight program, Cheng said, "the Chinese are pursuing a full-spectrum space program," he said, one that yields a national integrated Chinese space capability.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Space-program-of-China   (568 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Space program of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The space program of the People's Republic of China (additional info and facts about People's Republic of China) began in 1968 and was an outgrowth of China's attempt to develop an indigenous nuclear deterrent and delivery system after the Sino-Soviet split (additional info and facts about Sino-Soviet split) in 1960.
China's first satellite, Dong Fang Hong I (additional info and facts about Dong Fang Hong I) (The East Is Red (additional info and facts about The East Is Red) I), was launched in 1970.
Initially the Chinese space program was organized under the People's Liberation Army (additional info and facts about People's Liberation Army), particularly the Second Artillery Corp. However, the Chinese space program was reorganized in the 1990s as part of a general reorganization of the Chinese defense industry to make it resemble Western defense procurement.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sp/space_program_of_china.htm   (738 words)

  
 CNS - China's Manned Space Program: Trajectory and Motivations - October 6, 2003 - Research Story of the Week
China's leaders and space officials have emphasized the indigenous nature of the Chinese space program in general, and the Shenzhou ("Divine Vessel") program in particular.
China continued to develop its satellite and missile programs, but the quest for a manned space program faltered due to lack of funding and access to advanced technology.
China focused on satellites and satellite launch technologies in the 1970s and 1980s, with a manned space program remaining a distant goal.
cns.miis.edu /pubs/week/031006.htm   (2220 words)

  
 Chinese Manned Space Program: Behind Closed Doors
In order to discourage China from pursuing sales of rockets as weapons, as well as to encourage the development of the peaceful use of space by China, the United States had allowed the export to China of satellites built in the United States for launch on Chinese rockets.
It appears that viewing the chaos in Russia, the leaders of the government of China may have decided that they would not be able to reform their political process in time for participation in the ISS, and that therefore they would develop their own independent manned space program as a matter of national pride.
China has only recently announced work on an indigenous ‘space shuttle’, and some photographs have been released of a wind tunnel model and computer simulations of airflow around a delta winged spacecraft.
www.astronautix.com /articles/chidoors.htm   (2714 words)

  
 Shenzhou 2 Launch Imminent, Chinese Manned Space Program Targets the Moon | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
It was less than a year ago that China inaugurated its manned space program with the successful launch of their spacecraft "Shenzhou".
Known for its penchant for secrecy, the openness with which Chinese space officials spoke of this mission as it was happening and the amount of information freely released to outside media was almost as surprising as the technical accomplishments of the mission itself.
Given that the cost of space exploration is still significant, and the fact that China is still not a wealthy country, one would expect that China would seek to pace its efforts so as to be commensurate with its more limited capabilities.
www.spaceref.com /news/viewnews.html?id=239   (1752 words)

  
 Rocket Jones: Space Program Archives
China plans to launch more than 100 satellites before 2020 to watch every corner of the country, state-run China Central Television quoted a government official as saying Tuesday.
Space Services Inc. is poised to resume service in September launching containers full of people's ashes into space, where they will circle the Earth for years to come.
That night, I listened to a call-in program on the radio: people of every age spoke of their sadness and the pride they felt in `our astronauts.' Across America, we are reaching out, holding hands, finding comfort in one another.
rocketjones.mu.nu /archives/cat_space_program.php   (9158 words)

  
 ComPilots.com - Aviation Portal - Female space trainees in Chinas space program
China launched its first manned space flight in October 2003 and says it plans to launch a pair of astronauts into orbit later this year.
The government said earlier that its first female astronaut was expected to be a researcher on a planned space station.
Hundreds of Chinese women have flown for China's air force and civilian airlines.
www.compilots.com /article941.html   (283 words)

  
 China: Military & Space Programs
Jeffrey Lewis debunking "Recent reports warn[ing] that China is aggressively building up its nuclear forces," with sidebar on "China's arsenal, by the numbers"(Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May/June 2005)
China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Policy Issues
China: Domestic Politics and Foreign Affairs China: Science and Technology
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/china-mil.html   (712 words)

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