In may previous year, NASA astronauts launched to the ISS experimental inflatable module beam, intended for the accommodation of the members of the station crew.
China unveiled a partial model of its manned space station at an aerospace fair in Zhuhai. The three-minute video on YouTube sees astronauts living, working and conducting research from the International Space Station, from both inside and outside its orbiting laboratory. No matter how essential this floating laboratory has become to advance our understanding of, amongst many things, how the harsh conditions of space can affect humans when exposed over long periods of time, there is not enough money left in the pot to keep it going.
China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the worldwide community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth.
China expects to finish construction of the station in 2022, and will maintain Tiangong for at least a decade.
"China will use its space station in the same manner as the partners of the ISS are now using them, research, development of technologies and preparation of crews of chinese to long-duration flights", says Chen Lan, an analyst for GoTaikonauts.com a specialist internet site in the space program chinese.
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According to Bill Ostrove, on the other hand, despite the significant achievements that EU, China, Japan, and Russian Federation make, the USA will remain the most significant power in space exploration.
Institutes, universities, and public and private companies were invited to submit projects. "The ability to put payloads and experiments on a human spaceflight platform is extremely valuable", also said Bill Ostrove, a space analyst at the US-based Forecast International Consultancy.
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have brought us the veryfirst 8K video from space. China announced earlier this year that they would allow other countries to conduct experiments on-board Tiangong.
The second iteration, Tiangong-2, is still a work in progress. "The most likely scenario for the future is that China will emerge as one of the major space powers", he said.
"The space market is becoming more diverse", he said, "so it will be hard for one or two countries or companies to dominate the field in the way the USA and Soviet Union did during the Cold War".