Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
30 September 2011, 01:54 PM ET
It's unclear why the nation chose the patriotic American tune.
29 September 2011, 06:31 PM ET
China launched 300 flags for an international group aboard its Tiangong 1 space lab on Sept. 29.
29 September 2011, 11:34 AM ET
The Tiangong 1 was launched on a Chinese Long March 2F rocket on September 29, 2011. The prototype space laboratory will perform rendezvous and docking tests with multiple Shenzhou spacecraft this year and next.
29 September 2011, 09:43 AM ET
See photos of China's Tiangong 1 space laboratory launch on Sept. 29, 2011.
29 September 2011, 09:16 AM ET
China's Tiangong 1 space lab module rocketed into space today.
29 September 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Learn more about China's first space laboratory, the Tiangong 1.