CHINA – Space is about to get a little more crowded. China announced plans to launch their Shenzhou 10 space craft by June 2013. This will be China’s fifth time in space since 2003, after a successful go at it with the Shenzhou 9 last summer.
The Shenzhou 10 won’t just be manned; it’ll also wo-manned. China will send up two male and one female astronaut, making her China’s second woman in space.
China isn’t stopping there. This is all part of their plan to mark their territory in space, a plan which includes constructing a space station by the year 2020. The plan also includes an unmanned moon landing, deploying a moon rover , and even possibly sending a man to the moon after 2020.
China, reaching for the stars.