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China postponed the construction of the orbital station.. / March 9, 2010 /

China postponed its orbiting space station Tyangun-1 (Tiangong-1), whose title translates as «Heavenly Palace», reported AFP.

Module weight 8,5 tons planned to send into space in late 2010, but now will not start before the second half of 2011. The exact reasons for the delay is not known, but reported that it is technical in nature.

Tyangon-1 will be a sort of orbiting laboratory that will serve about two years. During this time, it sostykuyutsya spacecraft "Shenzhou-VIII», «Shenzhou-IX» and "Shenzhou-X», where crews will conduct various experiments in the laboratory.

China began to implement its own space program in 2003. Then went into space first Livey taikonaut Yang (Yang Liwei). At present, China is the third country in the world (after Russia and the USA), which itself has launched a man into space. In addition to the space station, China is currently developing its own program of study and exploration of the Moon.

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