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 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 Spacecraft to Launch Soon to Test Docking

China announced it will be launching Shenzhou 8, an unmanned spacecraft, next month. The spacecraft will attempt to dock with an experimental module, the Tiangong 1 which is currently surveying Chinese farmland using special...

One Giant Step for China

From Michael Sheridan of the Times Online, a look at China’s space program and the search for the first Chinese woman to go into space: So, the right stuff in China means more than floating in a weightless test-plane...

China to launch Shenzhou-7 in 2008 – xinhua

From Xinhuanet (link) China has begun production of the rocket carrier for the launch of Shenzhou-7 spaceship in 2008, a senior project official has announced. Jing Muchun, chief designer of the launch vehicle system of China’s Manned Space Program, told China Central Television that procurement and production of the parts for the rocket carrier had […]

US may cooperate with China in space program – Oriental Net

From Oriental Morning Post via (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Vice Director Luo Ge of China’s National Space Administration said with a little frustration that he hoped the United States be more “open” in cooperation in space programs with China during his visit to Washington, DC. Guo Xiaobing, a space strategy expert in […]



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