Divine ship

The day after NASA scrubbed its return to space China announced that Shenzhou VI, its second manned flight, would go into orbit in October. China Daily reports that the announcement came on the occasion of the handover of a meteorological satellite from its maker to the Chinese government. Let’s call it what it was, though. They’re rubbing it in NASA’s face!

Keeping with the China and excrement theme, Shenzhou VI will apparently contain a new toilet. Useful, since there’ll be two taikonauts this time.

By the way, there’s an official bottled water of Chinese taikonauts. Can you even imagine such a thing in America nowadays?