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UN members permitted to use China's manned space station

(People's Daily Online)    12:15, July 29, 2016


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have agreed to work together to develop the space capabilities of United Nations member states through the use of China's planned space station, according to a report by PHYS.org.

During an interview in June, a spokesperson for China's manned aerospace project said that the space station's facilities and advanced technology will allow scientists to conduct experiments in the fields of physics, biology and more.

Construction of space station, named "Tiangong-3," is expected to be finished between 2020 and 2022. The station will include one core module and two experimental modules, and the possiblity exists for it to be expanded in the future.

China is also willing to help train foreign astronauts, said the spokesperson. Furthermore, China will share the expense of training courses with UN member states.

The CMSA-UNOOSA agreement also opens doors for further transnational cooperation on space activities. CMSA said that it hopes for increased collaboration with other countries and international organizations under the framework of the agreement, all according to the principles of peace, equality and joint development.

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