Astronauts have compressed high-calorie food for emergencies, and water is packed in bags with straws. The straws can be locked to stop water from flowing in the zero-gravity space.The astronauts' living room is a 15-square-meter lab. [More]
[Livecast] Shenzhou-9 Returns Home
The Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft returns to Earth around 10 a.m. Beijing Time Friday. CRI brings you the event live at 09:30.
The Far-reaching Nature of China's Space Program Following the successful launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft this past weekend; China's space program takes one step further towards its lofty goals in an effort to carve out a unique path within the world of space exploration and science.
Shenzhou-9: Up, Up and Away The mission is a historic first not only because it will mark the first manned docking mission carried out by Chinese astronauts, it will also be the first mission in which a member of the crew is female. Meanwhile, the mission also fulfils the strategic and security requirements of the country's space plan.