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.
11 May 2012, 01:09 PM ET
A Chinese Long March 4B rocket carried an optical military reconnaissance satellite into orbit.
02 May 2012, 11:39 AM ET
China's successful Beidou satellite launch is the country's fifth space mission of 2012.
02 April 2012, 11:12 AM ET
The Apstar 7 telecommunications satellite was successfully launched from southwest China.
15 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The first female Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts, may lift off soon.
28 February 2012, 10:21 AM ET
Beijing continues to develop anti-satellite technology, and the military runs its space program.
27 February 2012, 12:15 PM ET
A Long March 3C rocket launched the satellite into orbit.
17 February 2012, 11:59 AM ET
The Shenzhou 9 flight will launch three astronauts to China's Tiangong 1 space laboratory.
10 February 2012, 11:04 AM ET
The new Chang'e 2 map is the best view yet of the entire moon, Chinese officials say.
10 February 2012, 11:00 AM ET
See photos from China's second mission to explore the moon with the Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter.
02 February 2012, 10:01 AM ET
Have a favorite spaceship? Cheer it on in SPACE.com's vote for the best human-carrying spacecraft.
25 January 2012, 07:07 PM ET
If elected, Gingrich pledges to have an American moon base running by his second term.
24 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Both Republican presidential hopefuls said they value America's space program.
20 January 2012, 05:17 PM ET
China is making steady progress for its ambitious space exploration program.
20 January 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Military officials may be testing the spacecraft's limits by keeping it aloft for so long.
20 January 2012, 03:12 PM ET
China targets 2013 for launch of a lunar landing mission.