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.