Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
12 October 2010, 05:47 PM ET
Discussions on possible U.S.-China cooperation for future human spaceflight efforts is on the agenda for NASA chief Charles Bolden's upcoming trip to China.
09 October 2010, 08:57 AM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden plans to visit China this month for high-level talks about possible cooperation on human spaceflight.
09 October 2010, 08:57 AM ET
India's second mission to the moon took one step closer to launch Monday when the nation's space agency announced it had finalized the mission's payloads.
07 October 2010, 02:03 PM ET
China launched two new research satellites into orbit on Wednesday.
06 October 2010, 04:39 PM ET
China’s new moon probe arrived at its destination today (Oct.6) after firing its braking thrusters to enter into lunar orbit, according to state media reports.
01 October 2010, 03:45 PM ET
When the unmanned moon probe launched by China today (Oct. 1) arrives at its destination next week, it will target a specific zone on the lunar surface to scout out future landing sites, the country's state-run media reports.
01 October 2010, 09:28 AM ET
China launched its second moon probe Chang'e 2 Oct. 1 to begin a new phase of lunar exploration.
30 September 2010, 08:08 AM ET
China plans to launch Chang'e-2, its second-ever lunar probe, this weekend, possibly as early as Friday (Oct. 1).
22 September 2010, 11:13 PM ET
A secret military payload successfully launched aboard a Long March rocket early Wednesday
13 September 2010, 02:10 PM ET
The Chinese Sinosat-6 satellite sprung a leak in its helium-pressurization system, reducing its operational life.
10 September 2010, 02:55 PM ET
China is planning to launch a second moon probe later this year.
07 September 2010, 11:18 AM ET
A Chinese communications satellite launched Saturday, September 4, 2010, on a Long March rocket,
24 August 2010, 03:50 PM ET
A Chinese mapping satellite is circling Earth after launching on a Long March rocket Tuesday.
17 August 2010, 06:39 PM ET
China has completed the first module for its planned space station, with launch set for 2011.
10 August 2010, 05:55 PM ET
A secret Chinese reconnaissance payload successfully launched on a Long March rocket Monday, the sixth time China has sent a satellite into orbit so far this year.
28 June 2010, 01:11 PM ET
China's national space program has not been invited to join the International Space Station project, despite a news report from Russia suggesting otherwise.
17 June 2010, 10:30 AM ET
China successfully shot a scientific research satellite into orbit on a Long March rocket Monday, marking the country's fourth space launch of the year.
03 June 2010, 05:41 PM ET
China launched another satellite into orbit Wednesday, marking another step in building the country's own space navigation system.
10 May 2010, 05:46 PM ET
New details are emerging about China's seven new astronauts, a group that includes the country's two first female astronauts.
05 May 2010, 07:56 AM ET
The launch of an Air Force space plane and a hypersonic glider are the latest space technologies to raise concerns about weapons in space. But is a space weapon race under way?
29 April 2010, 07:52 AM ET
Space must become more of an international endeavor, three spaceflyers said.
15 April 2010, 02:03 AM ET
China is setting the stage for three space missions between 2011 and 2016 to form the basis of a manned space station.
10 March 2010, 06:12 PM ET
China has selected two female pilots as its first women astronauts, but they had to pass the marriage test first.
08 March 2010, 07:09 AM ET
The leaders of China's human spaceflight endeavors say 2011 is shaping up to be the most ambitious year in the history of the country's space program.
28 January 2010, 02:05 PM ET
A Chinese remote sensing mission, possibly a military reconnaissance satellite, lifted off from a desert pad atop a Long March rocket Wednesday.
18 January 2010, 10:49 AM ET
A Chinese Long March rocket hauled a new navigation satellite to a high-altitude perch over Earth on Saturday.
15 January 2010, 12:25 PM ET
India launched a fleet of 11 small rockets to study the annular solar eclipse on Jan. 15, 2010.
13 January 2010, 08:09 AM ET
An annular solar eclipse will take place along a path from East Africa to China.
10 December 2009, 06:54 PM ET
A Chinese remote sensing mission, possibly a military reconnaissance satellite, lifted off from a desert pad atop a Long March rocket Wednesday.
18 November 2009, 12:14 PM ET
The heads of the U.S. and Chinese civil space agencies will exchange visits next year to discuss potential cooperation in space exploration, including human spaceflight, according to a joint statement issued Thursday.
17 September 2009, 06:01 PM ET
For the first time, women are among the final candidates to be chosen as the next Chinese astronauts.
31 August 2009, 10:31 PM ET
A Chinese Long March rocket launched an Indonesian communications satellite into the wrong orbit Monday.
22 July 2009, 10:58 AM ET
A total eclipse of the sun wowed millions of skywatchers across India and China Wednesday.
20 July 2009, 02:04 PM ET
Night Sky column for July 17
24 April 2009, 11:31 AM ET
China sent into orbit a clandestine remote sensing satellite Wednesday.
16 April 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Chinese spacecraft have not been ruled out to launch future U.S. astronauts, an official says.