Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Space - China's success in Lunar mission

The Chinese have successfully sent their first Lunar pictures back to Earth from the Chang'e 1 mission. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao unveiled the picture at the weekend [CNN / BBC]. The picture marks a major achievement in China’s continuing exploration into space headed by the CNSA.

Meanwhile, America’s latest shuttle mission was put on hold by NASA on Sunday after a cut-off sensor designed to gauge the fuel level of the external liquid hydrogen tank failed another test. The space shuttle Atlantis had been scheduled for Thursday last week, but after the failure of 2 fuel sensors. It now puts the mission back until at least January [CNN / BBC].

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