Shenzhou 10 Astronaut Beams Lesson From Space

After the launch of the Shenzhou 10 on June 11 and the spacecraft’s successful docking with the experimental Tiangong-1 space station/laboratory module two days later, China’s second female astronaut in space Wang...

China Outlines Long-Term Space Plan

The Chinese government unveiled a five-year plan for space exploration late last week, reaffirming its goal of catching up to an American space program that has begun to shrink in recent years. From The New York Times: Coupled...

China Readies Manned Space Missions for 2012

With the unmanned Shenzhou 8 on the verge of its Tuesday launch, a spokeswoman for China’s space program announced plans for up to two manned space missions in 2012. From Reuters: The rendezvous and docking exercises...

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...

The Heavenly Palace: China and the Final Frontier

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...



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