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a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research

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The astronauts will dock with the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, or "Heavenly Palace 2", which was sent into space last month.
In a manned space mission in 2013, three Chinese astronauts spent 15 days in orbit and docked with an experimental space laboratory, the Tiangong 1, or "Heavenly Palace".
Eventually, NASA officials hope that R2 will be able to perform repetitive tasks inside and outside the space laboratory, allowing astronauts to focus on more complex work.
Presently, I was catapulted into this mode of thought by the man-made space laboratory 'Voyager 1' which has crossed the solar system in the third week of August.
The Shenzhou-10 will dock with the Tiangong-1 - "Heavenly Palace" - space laboratory, and the crew will transfer into it and carry out medical and space technology experiments.
space aspirations, most members of the ESA remain committed to forging ahead with plans to explore the universe, including projects on the Columbus space laboratory and missions to explore dark matter.
Sadly, Harold Hornby died in 2002, aged 71, but his early hard work bore fruit yesterday as the Curiosity rover space laboratory successfully landed on the Red Planet.
On August 6, if all goes well, the 900kg Mars Space Laboratory, a huge robotic geologist, will arrive on the surface of the planet.
During his time aboard the space station, Wakata was engaged in various experiments, including taking an osteoporosis drug as a test subject and helping to complete the Japanese space laboratory Kibo on the ISS by operating robotic arm systems with the support of spacewalks by other astronauts.
1979: Skylab tumbles back to Earth The space laboratory, Skylab I, plunges to Earth scattering debris across the southern Indian Ocean and the sparsely populated Australian desert.
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda joined a group of students who spoke through a video link with Hoshide, who is on the International Space Station (ISS) to help install Japan's first space laboratory.
space shuttle Discovery entered the International Space Station on Monday afternoon to install the main component of Japan's ''Kibo'' space laboratory after the shuttle successfully docked with the space station, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said.
With Columbus, European scientists have a space laboratory for long-term experiments in microgravity.
THE world held its breath in July 1979 as US space laboratory Skylab plummeted to Earth.
The pair are joined fellow Society member Angela Britton from Devon as well as scientists from the Mullard Space Laboratory and a team form the Wroclaw University in Poland who are studying the sun's atmosphere.