Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
28 September 2011, 10:00 PM ET
China is fueling the rocket that will carry Tiangong 1 into orbit on Sept. 29.
28 September 2011, 04:46 PM ET
Sneak a peek at China's plans for its first orbital space station and the milestones to build it.
28 September 2011, 07:59 AM ET
China will launch its first space lab module on a major docking test mission.
27 September 2011, 04:35 PM ET
China is a rising space power, and the United States must decide whether to collaborate or compete.
26 September 2011, 09:12 AM ET
The first test module for China's space station will lift off Sept. 29 or 30, officials said.
20 September 2011, 01:00 PM ET
The liftoff date is nearing for the first test of China's space station module.
12 September 2011, 06:00 AM ET
China is set to launch its first space station test module — but when?
23 August 2011, 12:16 PM ET
China plans to go ahead with the launch of a space station later this year despite a satellite launch mishap in August 2011.
18 August 2011, 01:19 PM ET
The failed launch likely destroyed China's experimental SJ-11-04 satellite.
16 August 2011, 03:46 PM ET
China's new Haiyang 2 satellite will help prevent disasters at sea.
16 August 2011, 03:40 PM ET
China's first space lab Tiangong 1 is a prototype for a full-fledged space station.
12 August 2011, 03:05 PM ET
China deployed a communications satellite for Pakistan on Thursday, August 11, 2011, aboard a Long March 3B rocket.
02 August 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Recent developments hint at better chances of China-U.S. cooperation in space.