As NASA lies mostly dormant amid the U.S. government shutdown, scientists are challenging a...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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, […]
by Morgan Figuers | 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, […]
by Michael Zhao | 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 […]
by Michael Zhao | 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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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods