Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
28 July 2011, 03:22 PM ET
A Chinese Long March rocket launched on July 27, delivering a navigation satellite into orbit.
25 July 2011, 12:01 PM ET
One of the largest known meteorites may have been found in a remote region of China.
24 July 2011, 01:37 PM ET
The rockets launched from the United States, Russia, China and India in a bustling space week.
16 July 2011, 02:11 AM ET
China launched a new data relay satellite to prepare for a planned spaceship docking try.
06 June 2011, 03:11 PM ET
Case your vote for the most memorable photo of the human spaceflight era.
12 May 2011, 12:17 PM ET
U.S. power brokers aren't sure how to handle China's rapidly expanding space capabilities, according to testimony at a recent congressional hearing.
06 May 2011, 07:00 AM ET
White House: China Is Potential Partner in Future Mars Exploration
06 May 2011, 07:00 AM ET
New details are emerging about Tiangong, China's first space station.
04 April 2011, 05:51 PM ET
From International Orange to space-age silver, Astronauts' spacesuits have a varied and colorful history. The United States has used at least eight distinct spacesuit models throughout its roughly 50 years of manned spaceflight. Meanwhile, Russia and Chin
07 March 2011, 10:53 AM ET
China is ready to carry out a multiphase construction program that leads to a large space station around 2020.
03 February 2011, 01:35 PM ET
The United States and China both shot down their own satellites using advanced missiles in a mutual show of military strength, documents published in the U.K.'s Telegraph newspaper showed.
17 January 2011, 11:12 AM ET
A new century of lunar exploration sees private space entrepreneurs join countries eager for glory.
07 December 2010, 04:07 PM ET
What counts as a Sputnik Moment — and is the United States having one right now?
06 December 2010, 03:32 PM ET
China is ramping up its space exploration program, with recently announced goals to build a manned space station by 2020 and send a spacecraft to Mars as early as 2013.
06 December 2010, 03:25 PM ET
China is ramping up its space program, with recently announced goals to build a manned space station by 2020 and send a spacecraft to Mars as early as 2013.
29 November 2010, 12:00 PM ET
China successfully orbited a military communications satellite Wednesday (Nov. 24) on a Long March rocket.
23 November 2010, 04:09 PM ET
U.S.-Chinese cooperation in human spaceflight could yield astounding results, according to NASA's chief.