Senior China space programme officials spoke at the 60th International Astronautical Congress’ “Late breaking news” session on the morning of 15 October, giving an insight into the country’s planning for long term space missions and manned flights beyond low Earth orbit

In the above video an overview of the history of the Chinese manned programme is given as well as details about future missions including a 60,000kg space station in 2020. There are also brief references made to concept studies for a manned lander, presumably lunar, exploration mission

Read this story for more details about the three-crew space station and manned Moon mission planning

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