A spokesperson with China's manned space program said Wednesday that fuel has been injected into Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket in preparation for launching the Tiangong-1 space module Thursday evening as planned.
China's first space docking will go on as planned despite the rescheduled launch of the unmanned space module Tiangong-1 following a satellite launching failure last month, according to a space program commander.
Last-minute preparations for the launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft began at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Monday, meaning the vehicle can soon embark on a mission that will eventually have it dock with a spaceship, according to the center.
A Nobel laureate on Monday doubted the results of a European experiment that demonstrated the ability of neutrinos to move faster than the speed of light during an interview in preparation for the 2011 Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum.
Beijing on Sunday signed an agreement with an automobile manufacturer to build the country's largest industrial park for producing components for new-energy vehicles, according to municipal authorities.