China's Tianwen 1 Mars mission has been awarded one of the spaceflight world's most prestigious awards.
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China is planning an ambitious two-for-one shot to the outer planets with a pair of spacecraft to launch for Jupiter and Uranus around 2030.
China launched the Yunhai-1 03 Earth-observing satellite from the Gobi Desert on Tuesday (Sept. 20). The spacecraft's predecessor was hit by a piece of space junk.
Evidence collected by the Tianwen 1 orbiter and Zhurong rover supports the possible existence of an ancient ocean in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a major international space conference that the possibility of cooperating with China in space is "up to China."
China's Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover, the first robots ever to land safely on the far side of the moon, are quietly continuing their work.
Chinese astronauts Chen Dong and Cai Xuzhe completed a spacewalk Saturday (Sept. 17) outside the Tiangong space station.
The UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced today (Sept. 16) that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China National Space Agency to work together on future moon missions.
Chinese engineers have conducted a successful hot fire test of a new, powerful engine for the nation's planned super heavy-lift rocket for moon missions.
A Long March 7A rocket carrying the Zhongxing-1E satellite lifted off Tuesday morning (Sept. 13) from the Wenchang Space Launch Site, on the island of Hainan.
China's government has officially approved three robotic moon missions that will lay groundwork for a permanent lunar base.
Chinese scientists have found a new lunar mineral in the form of a crystal lurking inside samples collected from the moon in 2020.
The spaceflight doubleheader involved a Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket and a Long March 2D, which launched from different spaceports 115 minutes apart late Monday and early Tuesday (Sept. 5 and Sept. 6).
China launched a mysterious spy satellite that will "monitor land, crop yield and natural disasters" but could also gather military intelligence, analysts think.
A pair of Chinese astronauts embarked on a six-hour-long spacewalk on Thursday (Sept. 1) to work on the outside of the new Wentian space station module.
Pentagon leadership will meet next week to discuss the growing threat from new types of space weapons being developed by Russia and China.
China launched a small solid rocket on Monday (Aug. 22), spawning a minor mystery about the number of satellites on the flight.
New footage from China’s space station shows incredible images of Earth as a robotic arm inspects the exterior of the orbital outpost.
China launched three classified remote sensing satellites on Friday (Aug. 19), which are joining three earlier sets of Yaogan 35 series reconnaissance satellites in orbit.