China is expected to launch the Mengtian module on October 31 and complete the first stage construction of its Tiangong space station. Photo: Xinhua
China is expected to launch the Mengtian module on October 31 and complete the first stage construction of its Tiangong space station. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s space station prepares for new frontiers of science with launch of Mengtian module

  • Once docked with Tiangong station, module will house experiments in combustion, heat transfer and fluid physics under microgravity
  • Ultracold atoms physics cabin aims to use lasers to cool atoms to lowest temperature ever achieved by humans

China is expected to launch the Mengtian module on October 31 and complete the first stage construction of its Tiangong space station. Photo: Xinhua
China is expected to launch the Mengtian module on October 31 and complete the first stage construction of its Tiangong space station. Photo: Xinhua
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