June 9th, 2012
06:13 AM ET

State media: China to launch manned spacecraft this month

China plans to launch a manned spacecraft this month to dock with a space lab that has been orbiting the earth since September, state media reported Saturday.

The Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday to allow scientists to conduct tests before the mid-June flight, Xinhua news agency reported.

This will be China's first crew expedition involving manual docking. If all goes as planned, it will be the third nation, next to the U.S. and Russia, to dock capsules in space.

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  1. Lee Fong Lumberyard (R-Ohio) "Sale ***SPACE JUNK*** Retro-Rockets $1.3mil ea."

    Wonda if spa craf be made from lumber? Make wocket 3 foot on center. Outa hull of OSB board. Command module have rewy nice harwood laminate floor wit bear skin rug. we doc wit comman module using galvanize trash can.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Good night guys, time to dive into the pool and swim.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Never On Time"

    Good Nite Hope...everything will be fine!

    June 10, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Never On Time"

    Tik Tock – Tik Tock Goodnight to one and all.
    Perhaps the Chinese government might realize after thier mission what sacrifices the United States government has made to get NASA where it's at today...and not just for the sake of one docking mission. If it was me in that space station, I sure hope they sneak up some General Tso's chicken with shrimp fried rice and some shrimp egg rolls. Yummmmmy!!!! 🙂

    June 10, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Official Father of NASA

    A lifelong supporter of the NAZI movement, Werher Von Braun. (a'course his medical buddies all escaped warcrimes tribunals just as he and his thousands of rocket scientists did, only they all went to work for US Bayer Pharmaceuticals, giving your meds the same power Von Braun gave your rockets.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Official Father of NASA

    *check that. The USA had ZERO jet engines and ZERO rockets that could leave the earths atmosphere before NAZIS were captured and given a free-pass at warcrimes tribunals. (nor did US have high-powered mind altering pharmaceuticals until NAZI Bayer AG pharmacologist did the 'Wernher Von Braun' for US Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
    Prozac? Heil Hitler. Xanax? Well, you got me there. Xanax is uniquely USian.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Official Father of NASA

    Odd. None ever take issue when I post American Bayer Pharmaceuticals got busted by the DEA and CDC knowingly selling meds laced with HIV.
    And never have i heard a rebuttal to the fact that President Obama, upon learning of this, ordered the DEA/CDC to "stand down" and allow Bayer Pharmaceuticals to export these hiv tainted meds rather than having them destroyed.
    BIG case of 'cat got tongue' here. Why? Because only one TV talking head reported an opinion before being gagged. (Youtube 'nazi bayer ag' and watch the MSNBC report)

    June 10, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Lee Jones (D-Ohio) Welfare, lifelong

    Yo Jeff Frank. Gots me summa dem eggrolls frien'? Trade ya food stamps.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    I for one have seen the HIV tainted Bayer video and stopped taking any kind of meds because of it; who can say it wouldn't happen again.
    Remember what happened when the "mad cow" episode aired on oprah winfrey? meat sales plummeted

    June 10, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. wha...?

    Bayer didn't sell any tainted aspirin! You cannot get HIV from a pill! It was meds made from blood products! Hellllllooooo!!! HIV can't live in a dry environment! Quit peddling false info! What is wrong with you.....???????

    June 10, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I didn't say it was meds. I said I stopped taking ANY sorta meds after I saw the video.

      An examination of internal Bayer company doc uments by The New York Times reveals that the company was engaged in unsavory, probably criminal marketing practices. The doc uments reveal that Bayer continued to sell contaminated blood plasma causing thousands of hemophiliac patients to be infected with AIDS. The company continued to sell the contaminated blood in Asia for over a year when it had already introduced a safer, heated blood plasma version in the US and Europe in February 1984.

      The doc uments examined by the Times provide evidence of unrestrained corrupt practices by a pharmaceutical industry giant. According to The Times, records suggest that the reason for continuing to sell an AIDS infected blood product, was to get rid of inventory and "the company hoped to preserve the profit margin from 'several large fixed-price contracts.'"

      June 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Old news Philip, weve heard so often from you we just skim right past it now. Glad you have your beliefs tho cuz everyone has to believe in something! Some are just to bizarr tho, but hey have a nice day! 🙂

    June 10, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. @Mary

    your bf is lying, then? Cuz he has said that the aspitin was laced with it. Lota of times. and what you just said is what wha...? just said.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @Mary

    1984. Hehehehe. When stuff about hiv was still largely unknown. Oky then. If they were still doin it now you'd have somthin. 1984? Sheesh.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Official Papa of NASA

    I have an unheathy interest in xanax. I take a lot of them.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Lying POS. Never did I say or post that Bayer aspirin was knowingly laced with HIV you maroon.
    Obviously yer one of them folks that asks for sources and then never look into them and get back with us here regarding what they found.
    AIDS is freaking PANDEMIC! world wide in scope! Only a couple of years ago the CDC refered to this as a national epidemic. Now, the CDC reports 'pandemic' as our epidemic has spread throughout the earth.
    Example: Afghanistans HIV rate was "zero" before being invaded and occupied by the US. Now, Aghanistans HIV rate rivals Israels! And almost as high as Saudi Arabias where USians have been for years!
    Also, just as C. Evrett Koop (fmr. Surgeons General) warned, AIDS has now spread to 2% of US heteros via needle sharers and bi-se xual encounters. Why aren't these facts well known? Because YOU would just flip the channel if The News reported this. You simply don't care enough to even want to know, obviously.

    June 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tangee

      Nice rant. I don't have a tv. Talk to the hand.

      June 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
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