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Old October 22 2013, 03:32 PM   #94
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Re: Gravity - Review and Discussion Thread

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post

In the real worl the Chinese space station is in fairly low orbit. It could've simply been pushed or fallen a bit especially after the escape rocket launched/the first pass of the meteor shower.
In the, 'real world,' the Chinese haven't even launched their space station yet?

The Chinese space station[citation needed] (CSS) is a planned artificial satellite to be placed in low earth orbit. It is part of Project 921 of the Chinese space program. It is a third generation modular space station, comparable to the Soviet/Russian Mir, Russian OPSEK and the ISS. Operations will be controlled from the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Centre in the People's Republic of China.
According to the technology-tabloid The Register, Wang Wenbao, director of the Chinese space agency, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CSME), believes that the project "will enhance national prestige and strengthen the national sense of cohesion and pride."[1][2] The planned launching date is "around 2020" [3]
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