Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
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 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.