Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
08 November 2010, 04:24 PM ET
An unmanned Chinese probe has photographed the moon's Bay of Rainbows, where the nation plans to make its first-ever lunar landing in 2013.
05 November 2010, 09:46 AM ET
China has set a new high for the country's space program with Sunday's launch of a new navigation satellite.
01 November 2010, 05:48 PM ET
China launched its sixth Beidou navigation satellite Sunday.
25 October 2010, 06:06 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden said his recent meeting with the leader of China's space agency will set the stage for future U.S.-Chinese cooperation in space.
18 October 2010, 01:03 PM ET
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden left for Beijing Oct. 15 amid mixed congressional reaction to Bolden’s plans to meet with Chinese officials to discuss the potential for cooperation in human spaceflight.
13 October 2010, 12:09 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden responds to critics of his planned trip to China to discuss U.S.-Chinese cooperation in space.
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.