Shenzhou 9

China Readies Shenzhou X for Takeoff

As China prepares to construct its own space laboratory next year, a crew of three Chinese astronauts is preparing to blast off in the Shenzhou X spacecraft for a preliminary mission this month. From the South China Morning...

Shenzhou 9 Makes Triumphant Return

The Shenzhou 9 capsule touched down in Inner Mongolia just after 10 a.m. local time on Friday, successfully completing a mission that saw China dock its first manned spacecraft since 2008 with the help of the country’s...

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...



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