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    SOYUZ vs SHENZHOU

    Comparing the Russian and Chinese manned space crafts.

    https://westeastspace.com/2020/03/02...y-as-it-seems/

    In the article, we will try to figure out what state the Chinese manned program is currently in, how it differs from similar programs in Russia, and why the United States and other countries do not consider China as an alternative to the Russian Soyuz ships.
    This year January 19th, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully tested its abort system, which is due to make its first manned flight in a few months. Another American company, Boeing, also plans to launch it manned vehicle Boeing Starliner during this year, although the tests that they carried out in December 2019 were far from ideal: the ship could not dock with the ISS as it was planned due to a malfunction of the flight time calculation system. Nevertheless, the success of American companies inevitably proves that the monopoly of the Russian Roscosmos on launching people to the ISS is coming to an end.

    But even today, Russia is not the only country that has the technology to send people into space. In 2003, the People’s Republic of China launched the first taikonaut into orbit and became the third world space power with its own manned fleet. China still retains its expertise in this area, unlike the United States, where NASA decommissioned the manned space shuttle transportation system in 2011.

    The current article highlights the current state of the Chinese manned program, as well as its comparison with the similar programs in Russia, and reasons why the United States and other countries do not consider China as an alternative to the Russian Soyuz ships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Comparing the Russian and Chinese manned space crafts.

    https://westeastspace.com/2020/03/02...y-as-it-seems/
    Isn't the latter based on the former?

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    Is “manned” really the right word when there have been both female cosmonauts and taikonauts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Is “manned” really the right word when there have been both female cosmonauts and taikonauts?
    It isn't any more. NASA's own guidelines on it say "crewed", and have for a while now.

    As long as ITAR guidelines remain as is, there will almost certainly never be a collaboration between US and Chinese space goals or assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Is “manned” really the right word when there have been both female cosmonauts and taikonauts?
    On one hand, “crewed” is taking over as the term of choice and I now use it by preference (occasionally I notice after posting that I had gone back to old habits when not thinking about it). On the other hand, “manned” has long been understood to refer to a human crew, not specifically men.

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