21 October 2005, 03:43 PM ET
The orbital module of China's Shenzhou 6 spacecraft, which served as both a living area and space laboratory for astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, will continue to circle Earth for at least six more months after firing its engines to reach a higher
16 October 2005, 08:10 PM ET
Two Chinese astronauts are safely back on Earth after their Shenzhou 6 spacecraft successfully touched down on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia Sunday, concluding a five-day mission and China’s second manned spaceflight.
16 October 2005, 11:40 AM ET
China’s Shenzhou 6 spacecraft and its two-astronaut crew prepared Sunday for their return to Earth after a five-day spaceflight, though Chinese space officials said the exact landing site will be decided hours before the planned touchdown.
16 October 2005, 02:00 AM ET
China’s Shenzhou 6 spacecraft and its two-astronaut crew have safely returned to Earth after an on-time Sunday landing on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia.
15 October 2005, 10:45 AM ET
China’s two astronauts orbiting Earth aboard their Shenzhou 6 spacecraft received a call Saturday from President Hu Jintao, who praised their efforts and wished them a “triumphant return,” according to state media reports.
14 October 2005, 11:30 AM ET
China’s Shenzhou 6 spacecraft fired its thrusters early Friday to boost the vehicle back into its original orbit, Chinese state media reported.
13 October 2005, 07:00 PM ET
The two astronauts aboard China’s Shenzhou 6 spacecraft spent their second day in orbit testing the stability of their vehicle and will guide it through an orbital maneuver Friday, the country’s state media reported Thursday.
12 October 2005, 07:23 PM ET
After one day in space, the two astronauts aboard China’s Shenzhou 6 spacecraft have already racked up a series of firsts for their country’s space program, not the least of which began with leaving their seats.
11 October 2005, 11:00 PM ET
Two years after making its first foray into the realm of human spaceflight, China has once again launched a manned spacecraft into Earth orbit.
28 September 2005, 05:22 PM ET
BEIJING (Interfax-China) - Russia-Chinese space cooperation is rising to a fundamentally new level, Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov told Russian reporters in Beijing on Wednesday.
28 September 2005, 04:21 PM ET
A milestone in human history was reached on Oct. 15, 2003 when China became the third nation to independently launch an astronaut into Earth orbit atop its own Long March 2F rocket. Here is a collection of stories published by SPACE.com covering the fligh
26 September 2005, 12:20 AM ET
While some details of China’s second manned spaceflight have emerged, still others remain a mystery as the clock ticks down toward a mid-October launch.
20 September 2005, 07:00 AM ET
SHANGHAI, China (AP) – China plans to send its second manned space mission into orbit next month, but the man who made the first trip won't be along.
14 September 2005, 01:47 PM ET
HONG KONG (AP) _ China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, may make his big screen debut in a charity movie produced by filmmaker Tsui Hark, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Wednesday.
07 September 2005, 04:21 PM ET
China is paring down the list of astronauts to fly aboard its second manned spaceflight, a two-person mission set to launch within weeks, state news reports said Wednesday.
30 August 2005, 03:54 PM ET
Chinese airspace was busy Monday as the nation recovered and launched two separate return satellites likely carrying a wide array of experiments, demonstrations, and reconnaissance payloads for the nation's government, military, and research industries.
16 May 2005, 02:00 AM ET
The 14 astronauts vying to ride aboard China’s next human spaceflight have completed zero-gravity training for the conditions the final crew will experience in orbit, the country’s Xinhua News Agency said.
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.