Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
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.
15 April 2009, 10:28 AM ET
China launched a new member of its budding satellite navigation system Tuesday.
09 March 2009, 01:11 PM ET
China plans to launch a manned space lab by 2010.
02 March 2009, 01:38 PM ET
China's first moon probe Chang'e 1 crashed on purpose on Sunday.
23 January 2009, 09:19 AM ET
The annular solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa, India, China, Southeast Asia and Australia on Monday, Jan. 26.
24 December 2008, 02:23 PM ET
China launched a new satellite Tuesday for its record 11th launch of the year.
15 December 2008, 06:00 PM ET
China launched a secretive Earth observation satellite early Monday.
10 December 2008, 12:36 PM ET
A global rush to the moon has some pondering property rights out there.
02 December 2008, 01:47 PM ET
NASA is hosting Earth and space science working group meetings with officials from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
16 October 2008, 01:09 PM ET
Experts say China's space capabilities could surpass U.S. technology.
30 September 2008, 03:48 PM ET
In the wake of the stunning success of its third manned space mission, China is sitting proud and looking ahead to its future in space.
29 September 2008, 11:12 AM ET
The three Shenzhou 7 astronauts arrived Monday in Beijing to a homecoming parade.
28 September 2008, 05:37 AM ET
Shenzhou 7, China’s third manned flight to space, has landed safely on Earth.
27 September 2008, 04:37 PM ET
With a successful spacewalk behind them, Chinese astronauts are preparing to return home to Earth.