"We're excited to embrace new technology that improves our ability to engage our audiences in space station research", said David Brady, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at Johnson. The module will also be capable of hosting scientific experiments. NASA recently shared a video shot in space aboard the International Space Station that is twice the resolution of those jaw-dropping screens, but it will be a few years before anyone has the hardware necessary to appreciate it.
The company SpaceX Elon musk will orbit the satellite, which is seen from Earth is its only goal. Next, about four manned spaceflights will be made to send astronauts to assemble the station.
The International Space Station - a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan - has been in operation since 1998 but is due to be retired in 2024. It is expected that construction will be completed around 2022.More news: AMD EPYC 'Rome': Zen 2 on 7nm, 64C/128T of CPU power
The station will be able to carry more than 10 tons of scientific and experimental equipment.
That's actually quite a bit smaller than the ISS, which is about as large as an American football field if you count its large solar panels.
"There is no doubt that China will use its station in a similar way as the ISS partners are using their outpost: research, technology and as a stepping-stone for deep-space exploration", said Chen Lan, analyst at GoTaikonauts.com, a website specialized in the Chinese space program.More news: Google could be preparing two mid-range Pixel smartphones
China has already invited distinguished universities, research institutes, and both public and private companies to propose possible projects. China has received 40 from 27 countries and regions, proposals that still need to be the subject of a selection, reported in October, State television CCTV.
The European Space Agency has also sent astronauts to China to prepare to work inside the Tiangong Space Station.
"Many countries, and increasingly private companies and universities, have space programs, but can not afford to build their own space station", he said.More news: Titans trample on Cowboys
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