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"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, a reporter at GoTaikonauts.com news portal which is a collaborator of the Chinese space program.

At Airshow China, the China National Space Administration unveiled a replica of Tiangong's core module, which measures 55 feet long.

While most of us are still trailing behind with 4k televisions or sets with a likely much lower resolution, NASA sent a Helium RED 8k ultra high definition (UHD) camera to the International Space Station to capture some wonderful videos.

China also announced in may with the Office for outer space affairs of the united nations that his station would be open "to all countries" to conduct scientific experiments. The 60-ton orbiting lab could house three astronauts, allowing them to perform biological and microgravity research.

China unveiled a partial model of its manned space station at an aerospace fair in Zhuhai. At the moment, the station is the only operational space laboratory in orbit. Beijing 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.

And China is not keeping the space station all to itself.

"Over time, I am sure that China will build successful partnerships", predicts Bill Ostrove, a specialist in space issues at Forecast International, a consulting firm, american.

"Many countries, and increasingly private companies and universities, have space programs, but can not afford to build their own space station", he said. The moon will also travel to the Japanese space ship.

It is set to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology, developer of the station.

Chinese authorities denied that the lab - which was placed in orbit in September 2011 as a testing ground for the permanent station - was out of control. China has said it plans to let space agencies from other governments use the station for experiments.

The second iteration, Tiangong-2, is still a work in progress.

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