Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
10 January 2012, 10:00 AM ET
China launched a new a high-resolution civil mapping satellite.
08 January 2012, 08:00 AM ET
From New Year's resolutions to private spaceflight, vote for your top space story of the week.
06 January 2012, 04:58 PM ET
The orbits of the two vehicles just don't match up.
01 January 2012, 12:33 PM ET
From New Year's moon mission to a supernova space oddity. vote for your top space story of the week.
29 December 2011, 02:28 PM ET
China plans more moon missions, including a robotic lunar sample return flight in 2016.
28 December 2011, 11:21 AM ET
The Beidou satnav system currently consists of 10 satellites but will grow to 35 by 2020.
27 December 2011, 12:00 PM ET
The 50th anniversary of human spaceflight brought big changes.
26 December 2011, 10:46 AM ET
China's Dec. 22 launch surpassed the U.S. tally for most rocket launches in year.
19 December 2011, 10:19 AM ET
China will launch a massive Nigerian communications satellite Monday to link Africans with television programming, education services and navigation signals.
16 December 2011, 04:52 PM ET
End of a Shuttle era, on-orbit & launch failures, space station completion, and private space growth highlight an exciting year in spaceflight.
07 December 2011, 01:01 PM ET
With China, India and Japan ramping up space activities, an unspoken space race is taking place in Asia.
02 December 2011, 01:31 PM ET
The Chinese Long March rocket launched into orbit carrying a navigation satellite.
21 November 2011, 12:52 PM ET
A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched into space carrying two satellites.
17 November 2011, 10:37 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft landed on November 17 in China, marking its successful separation and return to Earth from the Tiangong-1 space station. This animated look shows the dock, separation and landing.
17 November 2011, 09:50 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft landed in inner Mongolia to end a smooth docking test flight.
16 November 2011, 11:17 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou 8 vehicle separated today from its orbital partner, Tiangong 1.
14 November 2011, 10:20 AM ET
Shenzhou 8 will link up with the previously launched Tiangong 1 module to perform the first Chinese space docking.
14 November 2011, 09:54 AM ET
The docking represents a step forward for China's burgeoning space program.
10 November 2011, 11:14 AM ET
China launched a military recon satellite and a new university-built spacecraft during the space shot.
04 November 2011, 10:00 PM ET
The space office will process letters and e-mails to Chinese astronauts.
03 November 2011, 12:53 PM ET
Despite ideological differences, the U.S. and China could find common ground in space, Charlie Bolden said.
03 November 2011, 12:03 PM ET
The country's first-ever docking of two spacecraft in orbit was a key milestone for the nation's space program.
02 November 2011, 05:22 PM ET
The docking of two robotic spacecraft, the Tiangong 1 space station and Shenzhou 8 capsule, provides a preview of larger Chinese space complexes planned for the future.
02 November 2011, 01:37 PM ET
The docking is a big milestone for China, which hopes to build a space station by 2020.
01 November 2011, 04:12 PM ET
The docking is a key step in China's plan to build a space station in orbit by 2020.
01 November 2011, 01:33 PM ET
See images and illustrations of China's first space lab, Tiangong 1.
31 October 2011, 06:01 PM ET
The Shenzhou 8 vessel will test out technologies for a future Chinese space station.
31 October 2011, 12:00 PM ET
While watching a fly-over of Italy's SkyMed-2 satellite, a second brighter satellite - China's Tiangong 1 - flew across the view of amateur astronomer Kevin Fetter's low light security camera. The Chinese module was launched on September 29th.
27 October 2011, 07:30 AM ET
The docking test is an important step toward China's goal of building a space station.
24 October 2011, 03:51 PM ET
The successful arrival of a Chinese probe to the L2 waypoint around Earth is a major deep space exploration feat.
19 October 2011, 05:16 PM ET
A new game of "solar system monopoly" is underway, Robert Bigelow said today.
07 October 2011, 06:27 PM ET
A Chinese Long March rocket launched the W3C satellite for France in what was China's first launch for a western customer in 12 years.
01 October 2011, 08:13 AM ET
China's Tiangong 1 space lab is a step toward constructing a new space station in orbit.