China opens submissions for science, technology experiments on space station

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-24 16:25:12|Editor: mingmei
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BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- China is looking forward to a national collaboration in science and technology experiments on its planned space station.

Projects in fields such as aerospace medicine, space life science and biotechnology can be submitted to, the website of the China Manned Space, from July 1 to Aug. 31.

The submission process is one of several activities to celebrate China's Space Day, which falls on Wednesday this year.

China's space station is expected to be completed in 2022. The station will serve as the country's space laboratory to carry out multidisciplinary scientific research, technological verifications and applications, said Zhou Jianping, chief designer of China's manned space program, on the launch ceremony of the submission process in Beijing Tuesday.

China's space station is also open to international cooperation. In 2018, 42 cooperation proposals from 27 countries about science experiments on the station have been received and departments concerned are working on a plan to implement them.