As NASA lies mostly dormant amid the U.S. government shutdown, scientists are challenging a...
Sep 30, 2013
China announced last week that it would hold an international contest to name its first moon...
Mar 26, 2013
A Chinese national has been sentenced to almost six years in prison by a New Jersey court for handing defense secrets to China. Sixing Liu maintains his innocence, however, and insists that he has been the victim of a...
Mar 21, 2013
NASA administrator Charles Bolden has promised an investigation of the agency’s security procedures after a Chinese national who had worked at its Langley Research Center was arrested on a Beijing-bound plane before...
Mar 19, 2013
As accusations of cyber-espionage bounce back and forth between Washington and Beijing, U.S. authorities have arrested two men accused of involvement in more traditional spying. In Hawaii, defense contractor Benjamin Pierce...
Dec 12, 2012
With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...
Nov 7, 2011
The recent successful docking of the Tiangong 1 module with the Shenzhou 8 spacecraft is an indication that China now has the capability to transport astronauts and supplies to and from a space station of its own. From the...
Jul 8, 2011
As the Space Shuttle began its final mission, Ray Kwong at Forbes noted the difference in momentum between the American and Chinese space programs: Unless there’s a financial miracle, America’s once-proud space...
May 6, 2011
While the U.S. is winding down its space shuttle program, NASA’s next major feat may be done collaboratively with the Chinese. From MSNBC: Testifying May 4 before the House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice...
Oct 17, 2010
NASA may be looking into ways to cooperate with China’s space program, Al Jazeera reports: Charles Bolden, the head of Nasa, has arrived in China for a six-day official visit during which analysts believe he may holds...
Dec 7, 2007
Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s...
Dec 7, 2007
Recently, the Chinese government has had to defend its moon photographs against allegations that the pictures were plagiarized. Sleuthing on the part of blogger Emily Lakdawalla might put these doubts to rest. From MSNBC’s Cosmic Log: In the week since the picture was released amid much fanfare in Beijing, there have been widespread rumors that […]
Oct 3, 2007
NASA has all but admitted defeat in the space race. From AP: “I personally believe that China will be back on the moon before we are,” NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said in a low-key lecture in Washington two weeks ago, marking the space agency’s 50th anniversary, still a year away. “I think when that happens, […]
Jun 13, 2007
From Mongabay.com: Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world’s largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it’s actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA’s Landsat satellites have provided detailed, […]
Sep 24, 2006
From the New York Times: The leader of NASA arrives in China on Sunday for a tour of space agency sites, making him the most senior American space official to go to China to discuss possible cooperation between the countries’ programs. Michael D. Griffin, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has repeatedly […]
Apr 25, 2006
From AP via the Washington Post (link): NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has accepted an invitation to visit China to start talks on possibly cooperating with the Chinese in some areas of space. “I think the United States always benefits from discussions and I do not see how it can hurt us,” Griffin told members of […]
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