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RETURN OF EXPERIMENTAL CHINESE CREW SPACECRAFT, May 8, 2020, ~1:21-2:01 am ET

China’s experimental crew spacecraft, which does not yet have a name, is expected to return to Earth between 1:21-2:01 am EDT on May 8, 2020 according to Chinese space expert Andrew Jones.

The prototype spacecraft was launched on May 5 by a Long March 5B and is conducting tests analogous to the Experimental Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) of NASA’s Orion spacecraft in 2014.  China plans to use it for its Earth-orbiting China Space Station (CSS) and perhaps for trips to the Moon.

 

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Date:
May 8
Time:
1:00 am - 11:00 pm