Since 2011, the U.S. Congress has barred any cooperation with China in space, forcing the country...
by Cindy | Feb 23, 2015
Two mainland Chinese citizens are among the top 100 candidates shortlisted for the Mars One...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 10, 2013
On Saturday, two days after his historic orbit-to-ground conversation with former starship captain William Shatner, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sent greetings for the Chinese New Year from the International Space Station....
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 11, 2012
As Shenzhou 9 made a triumphant return earlier this year, China is planning to launch Shenzhou 10 in 2013, Reuters reports: The crew could include one female and two male astronauts, who are scheduled to enter the Tiangong 1...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 26, 2011
The Chinese government has unveiled plans for a space station, the latest step in its rapidly advancing space program which put the country’s first man in space less than a decade ago. From the Guardian: The space station...
by Liu Yong | Aug 2, 2009
From Reuters: No scars, no history of serious illness in the last three generations of your family, and no tooth cavities. These are amongst the 100 health requirements for would-be astronauts vying to be part of China’s...
by Elena Favilli | Oct 13, 2005
From BBCnews: China’s Shenzhou VI has entered its second day in orbit, making it the country’s longest manned space flight so far. Astronauts Nie Haisheng, celebrating a birthday on Thursday, and Fei Junlong, carried out experiments on the craft’s stability, state media said. Experts were satisfied with the first day’s progress, Xinhua agency said. See […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 8, 2005
From The SPACE.com: China is paring down the list of astronauts to fly aboard its second manned spaceflight, a two-person mission set to launch within weeks, state news reports said Wednesday. Several two-astronaut teams have been selected from a candidate field of 14 former fighter pilots, though the final decision will depend on how they […]
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