Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
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.