China has successfully conducted a hot-fire test of a new engine that will help power a next-generation rocket capable of launching astronauts to the moon.
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China is continuing its quest to carry out more than 50 orbital launches this year with a pair of missions lifting off within just over 24 hours of each other.
China plans to haul pristine Mars samples to Earth in 2031, two years earlier than NASA and the European Space Agency plan to do so, according to media reports.
China's Chang'e 5 lunar landing and sampling mission found water on the moon both through on-site analysis and in materials delivered to Earth.
China's Shenzhou 14 astronauts are only just settling in for their six-month mission aboard the country's space station, but Shenzhou 15 is already on standby in case of an emergency in orbit.
The three Shenzhou-14 astronauts — commander Chen Dong and Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe — are settling in for a lengthy stay aboard China's Tiangong space station.
China's three-person Shenzhou 14 mission arrived at the Tianhe core module early Sunday morning (June 5), about six hours after lifting off.
China has sent its third crew toward the nation's new space station with the launch of the six-month-long Shenzhou 14 mission.
Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping shows how she kept her hair clean while aboard the Tianhe space station module.
A proposed Chinese mission would look for nearby habitable alien worlds by launching a spacecraft to make ultraprecise measurements of how orbiting planets make a star wobble.
China is gearing up to send the third crew to its new Tiangong space station, with launch set for late Saturday (June 4) U.S. Eastern time.
China launched three new test communication satellites to low Earth orbit as the country looks to build its own version of SpaceX's Starlink broadband constellation.
We may have heard the last from China's Zhurong for a while, after the solar-powered Mars rover entered a dormant state due to winter's cold and local sand and dust storms.
China plans to launch a space telescope to survey the skies and investigate distant galaxies, dark matter and dark energy.
The Tianwen 2 mission will sample an asteroid, return to Earth and then head out again to study a second space rock.
Evidence is growing that Mars, now cold and dry, had liquid water running on its surface much more recently than previously thought.
China's Zhurong Mars rover is adjusting to its first winter on the Red Planet while its companion orbiter continues to map the world from above.