manned space flight

Shenzhou X Completes Successful Docking Mission

China’s Shenzhou 10 spacecraft successfully touched down in Inner Mongolia on Wednesday, completing a 15-day docking mission with China’s first space station. From Reuters: The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, China’s...

Shenzhou 10 Astronaut Beams Lesson From Space

After the launch of the Shenzhou 10 on June 11 and the spacecraft’s successful docking with the experimental Tiangong-1 space station/laboratory module two days later, China’s second female astronaut in space Wang...

Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft Launched Successfully

China’s Shenzhou (Sacred Vessel) 10 spacecraft launched successfully from its base in the Gobi Desert on Tuesday, carrying three astronauts on a 15 day mission to the orbiting Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) 1 space station....

China to Launch Manned Spaceship in 2013

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...

China Blasts into Space

As China launched and successfully docked it’s first manned spaceship since 2008, the country’s first female astronaut, Liu Yang, joined two other astronauts to carry out their first manned docking mission. The New York Times...

China to Launch Manned Spacecraft

In accordance with their long-term space plan and planned missions for 2012, China is planning a manned space docking later in June. CNN reports: The Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday to allow scientists to...

New Challengers Emerge, Threatening to Take the Lead – Guy Gugliotta

From New York Times: In March, during an otherwise routine budget hearing, Michael D. Griffin, the NASA administrator, warned members of Congress that China’s aggressive space program could “easily” put humans on the Moon before American astronauts are able return to the lunar surface under the space agency’s proposed Moon-Mars project. The China card can […]



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