China is developing spacecraft and a spacesuit to allow its astronauts to land and explore the moon.
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China is planning to send zebrafish to its space station in the future as part of experiments that aid research into mitigating bone loss in astronauts.
Two Chinese astronauts completed an approximately eight-hour spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station on Thursday (July 20).
A Chinese solid rocket launched a new batch of commercial satellites from the Gobi Desert on Wednesday (July 19).
China is planning to launch a next-generation crewed spacecraft around 2027 that will be capable of carrying astronauts to the moon and even beyond.
The race is on. We are in a Sputnik moment — a sudden and important recognition that we are about to lose the heavens if we do not act with clarity and unity.
Zhuque-2, a rocket built by the Chinese company Landspace, reached Earth orbit on July 12, becoming the first methane-fueled launcher ever to do so.
A shift in Mars' climate 400,000 years ago produced a change in wind direction that left its mark in the erosion of bright sand dunes.
The newly placed Tiangong gear will help researchers study the impact of cosmic radiation and microgravity on plants and animals and the origin and evolution of life.
A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from China on June 15, carrying 41 satellites to orbit. China's previous single-launch record, set just a few days earlier, was 26 satellites.
A new parachute system could reduce the risk posed by Chinese satellite launches from inland spaceports.
New footage released by China's human spaceflight agency shows the Tiangong space station in its new configuration following a series of arrivals to and departures from the orbital outpost.
A Chinese Lijian-1 solid-fuel rocket launched on Wednesday (June 7), carrying 26 satellites to orbit — a rideshare record for the country.
China wants to put a small constellation of satellites in orbit around the moon to create a radio telescope that would open a "new window" into the universe.
China's Shenzhou 15 astronauts returned to Earth with a smooth and safe weekend landing after completing a six-month mission to the country's space station.
The three astronauts of China's Shenzhou 15 mission returned to Earth on Sunday (June 4) after six months aboard the Tiangong space station.
China could land astronauts near the south pole of the moon before the end of the decade, according to statements made by officials with the country's space agency.
A new video shows the three astronauts of China's Shenzhou 16 mission entering the Tiangong space station on Tuesday (May 30).
The total number of people in Earth orbit is now at a record high, though only for a short time. With Monday's (May 29) launch of China's Shenzhou 16 mission, the population in orbit grew to 17.