China appears to be returning to its pre-pandemic pace of launching back-to-back space missions.
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China's president made a call to the Tianhe space station module on Wednesday (June 23) to give his support to the Shenzhou 12 astronauts.
China's first Mars rover has captured its first sounds of the Red Planet and beamed back stunning views of a drive on the dusty world.
A new Chinese animated cartoon shows a sample of what the country's astronauts will experience in space on the new Tiangong space station.
With its Shenzhou 12 mission under way, China is preparing a Shenzhou 13 spacecraft in case of an emergency on its new space station.
China's Shenzhou 12 astronauts will select their meals from more than 120 dishes during their three-month stay in orbit.
China's first-ever Mars rover was on the move earlier this month, imagery by a NASA spacecraft shows.
It will be built on a modular design, similar to the International Space Station operated by the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency.
China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft returned fresh moon rock samples late last year, but the main science of the mission is still just getting underway.
Roscosmos is looking at ways to send its cosmonauts to the Chinese space station, launching from sites in either Russia or French Guiana.
Shenzhou 12 docked with Tianhe, the Chinese space station core module, early Thursday morning (June 17), about 6 1/2 hours after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The Shenzhou 12 mission launched Wednesday (June 16) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, sending three astronauts toward China's new space station.
The Shenzhou 12 mission is scheduled to lift off tonight (June 16) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 9:22 p.m. EDT (0122 GMT on June 17).
China is looking at the ways of getting astronauts to Mars and back safely and potentially establishing a long-term presence on the Red Planet.
China launched four new satellites into orbit on Thursday (June 10), including a commercial satellite for tracking near-Earth asteroids.
China's Mars rover Zhurong used a tiny camera to snap a self portrait of itself with its lander on the Red Planet.
The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a shot of China's first-ever Red Planet rover, called Zhurong, on June 6, about three weeks after the wheeled robot touched down.
China is getting ready to send three taikonauts to its new space station core module, although we don't yet know when it will happen and who will go.