Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
06 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
China's Chang'e-3 moon lander carries a six-wheeled rover vehicle on its back. See how Chang'e 3 and the Yutu ('Jade Rabbit') rover work in this SPACE.com infographic.
02 December 2013, 09:20 AM ET
China successfully launched its first Chang'e 3 lunar lander and Yutu rover, bound for a soft landing attempt and a three-month mission to the Moon.
01 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
See launch photos for China's Chang'e 3 moon lander and Yutu rover on Dec. 2, 2013 local time (Dec. 1 EST) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
01 December 2013, 12:38 PM ET
China's first-ever mission to land a rover on the moon has begun its journey toward the lunar frontier. China's Chang'e 3 moon lander and its Yutu rover launched toward the moon on Dec. 2 local time (Dec. 1 EST). See what it means for China in space.
30 November 2013, 12:34 PM ET
China will launch its first moon rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) on Sunday (Dec. 1) at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Chang'e 3 moon landing mission. See what the moon rover mission means for China.
15 October 2013, 11:07 AM ET
The U.S. dominated the commercial launch market in the early 1980s but lost most of that ground to Europe and Russia over the last two decades. China remains a bit player now, but that won't be the case for long, SpaceX officials say.
15 October 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Is the U.S. losing its spaceflight dominance to China?
15 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Ten years ago today, China became the third nation to independently launch an astronaut to Earth orbit. A decade later, it's working to get a sophisticated robotic lander/rover to the moon, with liftoff slated for sometime in December.
05 October 2013, 08:01 AM ET
While Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will be praised for their performances in "Gravity," some of the true stars of the new film don't have any lines at all.
01 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. Powerd by NewsLook
28 September 2013, 08:11 AM ET
Chinese space officials are rolling out a welcome mat to other nations eager to gain access to their future space station. China plans to launch a second space laboratory by 2015, an experimental space station in 2018 and a 60-ton station by 2020.
23 September 2013, 09:38 AM ET
China's first manned space flight occurred in October 2003. Within 10 years since that flight, they've demonstrated rendezvous and docking, developed international partnerships and plans for the first Chinese space station
09 September 2013, 07:12 AM ET
The strange activities of three Chinese satellites in orbit has space experts guessing at what is taking place in orbit. China launched the satellite trio in July, and some wonder if anti-satellite technology is being tested.
29 August 2013, 08:03 AM ET
Chinese space officials announced Wednesday (Aug. 28) that they plan to launch the country's first moon rover at the end of this year, Xinhua reported.
21 August 2013, 11:06 PM ET
China is pressing forward on its human space exploration plans, intent on establishing an international space station and, experts say, harnessing the technological muscle to send its astronauts to the moon.
15 July 2013, 07:36 AM ET
China has successfully test-fired the rocket engine that will power the next-generation heavy-lift booster, the Long March 5, that will help drive the country's space exploration into the final frontier. See how it worked.
28 June 2013, 03:12 PM ET
With China's Shenzhou 10 mission in the human spaceflight books, the country is moving forward with plans for a huge space station in Earth orbit.
25 June 2013, 08:15 PM ET
The Shenzhou 10 crew spent 15 days in space, a Chinese record.
20 June 2013, 11:50 AM ET
Get a lesson in space science from three Chinese astronauts.
19 June 2013, 06:40 AM ET
The Chang'e 3 mission is slated to launch toward the end of 2013.
14 June 2013, 12:17 PM ET
China aims to build a large manned space station in 2020.
11 June 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang launched to China's Tiangong-1 outpost in space on June 11th, 2013. They are delivering cargo and will remain on-orbit for 15 days.
10 June 2013, 05:30 PM ET
The capsule carrying China's second female astronaut and two crewmates will spend 15 days in space.
06 June 2013, 05:36 PM ET
China's fifth crew space mission will visit the unmanned Tiangong 1 module in orbit.
21 May 2013, 05:21 PM ET
China is intent on becoming a major space power.
15 May 2013, 02:12 PM ET
There is no evidence that the launch was an anti-satellite test, experts say.
12 May 2013, 10:15 AM ET
These space stations have provided a home for humans orbiting Earth.
30 April 2013, 06:56 PM ET
The Long March rocket's primary payload was a high-resolution Chinese Earth-observation satellite.
26 April 2013, 03:05 PM ET
China launches its first high-resolution earth-observation satellite. Sarah Sheffer reports.
19 March 2013, 03:35 PM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) believes that all nations, except China, should cooperate to mitigate the issue of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). NASA Admin. Charles Bolden explains that Congress forbids NASA's involvement with China.
28 February 2013, 03:18 PM ET
China will send three astronauts to space this summer on a docking mission to its orbiting lab, according to news reports.
10 February 2013, 02:17 AM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield rang in the Chinese New Year with amazing photos of China from space.
07 February 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Recent launches by North Korea, South Korea and Iran highlight a growing trend.
08 January 2013, 10:50 AM ET
China could be planning an anti-satellite test as soon as Jan. 11, analysts say.
04 January 2013, 04:28 PM ET
The test could occur as early as next week, some experts say.
20 November 2012, 01:20 PM ET
A Long March 2C rocket launched the satellite into orbit.