The Heat: Chinese space station

The Heat

It’s a giant leap for China’s space program. The country’s first crewed mission since 2016.

Three-men will spend several months carrying out experiments and building their new space station on a mission which will include two spacewalks.

CGTN’s Ning Hong reports on the launch and on what’s next for the country’s space program.

To discuss:

  • Yang Yuguang is a professor at China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.
  • James Head is a professor of Geological Sciences at Brown University and a veteran of NASA’s Apollo program.
  • Keith Cowing is the editor at and a former rocket scientist.
  • Amitabha Ghosh is a space scientist, working on NASA Mars missions.

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