13 April 2005, 12:28 PM ET
China conducted its first commercial launch in six years Tuesday as a Long March rocket hauled a telecommunications satellite into orbit to serve users across the Asia-Pacific region.
09 March 2005, 10:00 AM ET
As China prepares for its second manned spaceflight, officials with the country’s space agency say it will be a while before female Chinese astronauts reach orbit.
04 March 2005, 02:00 AM ET
China is ramping up preparations for that country’s second human spaceflight later this year. According to the Xinhua news agency, 10 astronauts in five pairs are in the run-up to pilot the Shenzhou-6 spaceship.
08 November 2004, 07:00 AM ET
China’s human spaceflight ambitions are surging forward, ranging from new spacesuits for a planned two-person space shot in 2005 to establishing a commercial space tourism industry in 20 years.