China announced last week that it would hold an international contest to name its first moon...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 10, 2013
On Saturday, two days after his historic orbit-to-ground conversation with former starship captain William Shatner, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sent greetings for the Chinese New Year from the International Space Station....
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 11, 2012
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...
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 Josh Rudolph | Oct 6, 2011
Last week was a proud one for China. Two days before celebrating its 62nd anniversary, the PRC successfully launched Tiangong-1. Asian Scientist provides the details: On Thursday night, China took a giant leap in its manned...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 11, 2011
The final shuttle launch last week has brought renewed attention to the different trajectories of China and America’s space programs. From The Associated Press: China is still far behind the U.S. in space technology and...
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 | Apr 26, 2011
The Chinese government has unveiled plans for a space station, the latest step in its rapidly advancing space program which put the country’s first man in space less than a decade ago. From the Guardian: The space station...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 27, 2010
China’s ambitious space program is aiming to launch a manned space station in the next decade. From AFP: China’s Manned Space Engineering Project announced in a statement that it expected to launch a space laboratory...
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