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Spokesman: China to build space station in 2020

2008-09-28 13:15:49 GMT2008-09-28 21:15:49 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China aims to set up a space station in 2020 and before that it will launch a "simple" space lab in 2011, said a spokesman of the country's manned space program Sunday evening.

The station will be attended to by human beings, said Wang Zhaoyao at a press conference following the successful landing of the country's third manned mission Shenzhou-7.

The orbiter docking technology will be tested after the Shenzhou-7 mission, he said.

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