Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
09 November 2012, 07:44 AM ET
China is apparently developing its own Shenlong space plane, but few details are known for sure.
25 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
China wants its Long March 5 to be flying by 2014.
15 October 2012, 05:22 PM ET
The nation says the two spacecraft will test new technologies in space.
04 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Liu and two male crewmates pulled off China's first-ever manned space docking this past June.
01 October 2012, 03:41 PM ET
The VRSS 1 spacecraft is Venezuela's second-ever satellite.
20 September 2012, 01:02 PM ET
The launch boosts China's Beidou navigation constellation to 15 satellites.
05 September 2012, 01:22 PM ET
You might be surprised how long it took Russia, the U.S. and China to move from animals to humans in space.
30 July 2012, 01:36 PM ET
The new engine will be integrated into China's planned Long March 5 rocket.
29 June 2012, 05:30 AM ET
The nation wants to have a space station up and running by 2020.
28 June 2012, 10:52 PM ET
China's Shenzhou 9 capsule launched three astronauts to the Tiangong 1 space lab in June 2012.
28 June 2012, 10:06 PM ET
The astronauts spent 13 days in orbit as part of the Shenzhou 9 mission.
28 June 2012, 02:12 AM ET
The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft is expected to return to Earth Thursday night.
26 June 2012, 04:11 PM ET
Chinese president Hu Jintao commended the Shenzhou 9 crew and wished them a safe return.
25 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The nation views the vehicle as a potential space weapon.
25 June 2012, 12:09 AM ET
China's Tiangong 1 and Shenzhou 9 spacecraft were captured on film orbiting linked together.
19 June 2012, 04:33 PM ET
The message was sent from ground controllers at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
17 June 2012, 10:00 PM ET
The Shenzhou 9 craft is slated to dock with an unmanned space lab on Monday.
17 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Don't miss your chance to see China's Shenzhou 9 space capsule in the night sky.
16 June 2012, 06:45 AM ET
See photos from the launch and prelaunch of China's Shenzhou 9 space mission in June 2012.
16 June 2012, 06:40 AM ET
The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft will make China's first attempt at a manned space docking.
15 June 2012, 10:01 PM ET
The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft is due to blast off early Saturday morning with three people aboard.
15 June 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Here's the story of the Shenzhou 9 mission patch for China's first crewed space docking flight.
15 June 2012, 02:27 PM ET
On board China's upcoming mission will be the country's first female astronaut. Who is the Chinese Sally Ride, and how was she chosen?
15 June 2012, 02:01 PM ET
China's three-person Shenzhou 9 crew will test techniques for docking and inhabiting the Tiangong space laboratory.
15 June 2012, 01:26 AM ET
See how China's first space station will be assembled in orbit in this SPACE.com infographic.
13 June 2012, 04:40 PM ET
China is prepping to launch its first manned mission to dock with another spacecraft in orbit.
11 June 2012, 01:11 PM ET
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected smoke from man-made agricultural fires around the border of China and Russia migrating across the Pacific. The satellite was launched in Fall 2011 on a climate change data recording mission.
11 June 2012, 09:17 AM ET
A Long March-2 rocket will launch three astronauts and their Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to the Chinese space-based outpost in Mid-June, 2012. This will be the fourth manned mission of China's space program.
09 June 2012, 01:55 PM ET
China's manned Shenzhou 9 mission to the Tiangong 1 space laboratory will launch in June 2012, officials say.
28 May 2012, 08:09 AM ET
The new Chinasat 2A satellite likely be used to aid Chinese military forces, analysts say.