China's Three Gorges Dam on Sunday reached its designed highest mark, the second time for the world's largest water control and hydropower project to run at full capacity.
A China manned space program spokesperson said Monday that the unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 is scheduled to be launched at 5:58 am Tuesday.
"If we liken the return capsule on the spacecraft Shenzhou-5 that took me into space to a one-room apartment, the future space station China is trying to build might be compared to a spacious villa," Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei said Sunday.
China will invite foreign officials and experts to observe the launch of the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest Gobi desert, a spokeswoman for China's manned space program said Sunday.
China will have launched 20 rockets and 25 satellites into space by the end of 2011, indicating that the country's space exploration is "highly intensive," an aerospace expert said Sunday.
China has upgraded its satellite launch center in the northwest Gobi desert to ensure that the launch of the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft, scheduled for early November, goes smoothly, a senior engineer said Sunday.
Years ago I attempted to use an electronic diary to organize my life and be more efficient. A friend of mine had a Palm Pilot and loved it. She was a freelance personal trainer and the mom of a toddler. She listed all the benefits - she named many - and that it was all in this handy little electronic device she took everywhere.
China conducted its first demonstration flight powered partly by a biofuel on Friday.
Air China became the first Chinese carrier to conduct a demonstration flight powered in part by biofuel, indicating the alternative energy's possible use in future commercial flights in the country.
Air China on Friday conducted its first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.
Shenzhou-8, an unmanned spacecraft, and its carrier, Long March 2-F, are transported to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu province on Wednesday.
China will launch the spacecraft Shenzhou VIII in early November at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest desert area.