Russia Reports Computer Bug on International Space Station

Katie Ramirez
November 9, 2018

The 17-meter (55-foot) core module was a star attraction at the biennial Airshow China in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the country's main aerospace industry exhibition.

"This new footage showcases the story of human spaceflight in more vivid detail than ever before", said Dylan Mathis, communications manager for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston said in a statement. The module will also be capable of hosting scientific experiments.

Step forward China. China already has experience with Earth-orbiting space stations. First, a Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket, which is being developed by Chinese scientists, will put the station's core module into orbit that year. It is expected that construction will be completed around 2022.

China is investing billions into its space program, flown by the army.

It would then become the only resort to move into the space after the retreat scheduled in 2024 the global space station (ISS) - which combines the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada.

The station will be able to carry more than 10 tons of scientific and experimental equipment.

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The full working version however will be somewhat smaller than the ISS, which is as large as a football pitch and weighs a whopping 400 tonnes. China announced earlier this year that they would allow other countries to conduct experiments on-board Tiangong.

It has received 40 plans from 27 countries and regions, according to state media.

China's Tiangong project is a work in progress, with the first iteration, a prototype called Tiangong-1, that spectacularly fell to Earth after China's space agency lost control of it.

The asian giant will become "one of the great powers of space", but Russia, Japan and India will continue to play a "major role" and "the United States remains the space power dominant" at the present time, writes Bill Ostrove. "But the business issues are becoming increasingly important in the space, and she recognizes the innovation and science as major economic engines".

The space station is now home to two Russians, three Americans and one Japanese.

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