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Answer the questions from the article Shenzhou. http://www.astronautix.com/s/shenzhou.html
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Name of the Chinese manned spacecraft
What spacecraft does the Chinese' craft resemble? (name of spacecraft)
Who developed the Soyuz spacecraft?
Russia / Soviet Union
Year the work began on Shenzou:
What year did manned spaceflights take place
In 1980 why was the Chinese space program stopped?
Cost / Too expensive
In what year did the Chinese manned space capability begin in earnest?
In 1991 what country started helping China?
Who sent engineers to Russia? How many went?
China / 20
In March 1995 what deal was signed?
Russia gave manned spacecraft technology to China
In 1996, who went to the Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia?
two Chinese astronauts, Wu Jie and Li Qinglong
In August 1999 at China's Star City, Chinese staff worked with who in the Hydrolab?
Russian Air Force Personnel
The first design of the Chinese spacecraft was completed in 1995. How many years until the Shenzhou spacecraft were rolled out for facilities tests?
Shenzhou' is roughly translated as
Vessel of the Gods,'Divine Craft', 'Divine Mechanism'; but also a play on a name for China
in October 2003 what was the estimated cost of China's manned space program?
When the Shenzou was finally revealed, it closely resembled what?
the Russian Soyuz spacecraft
In 4 - 5 sentences, give your thoughts on the Russian and Chinese cooperation. Is such cooperation between nations positive? Is this something the US should be concerend with and why?
18 August 2020
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