Suspected Chinese space junk found on Japanese island

An object resembling a rocket fragment bearing the words “China manned spaceflight” has been reported washed up in the Japanese Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the Chinese language version of Kyodo News. The Taketomi Township Office reported that the object was found on a sandy beach on Kohama Island August 30. The 4 meter by 2.5 meter white object bears the words “China Manned Spaceflight” in blue, simplified Chinese characters, resembling the logo of China’s manned spaceflight project.

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Foreigners Banned @ China Space Launch

China is set to launch a manned space flight tomorrow from a site in Gansu Province. Local tour operators are offering a chance to view the launch with tickets priced from 300 to 500 RMB. Tourists from outside of China, including those from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, are not allowed to purchase tickets. China has four space launch sites, and the site in Gansu Province is used for the launch of military satellites, manned space flights, and intercontinental ballistic

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