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June 12, 2013
Shenzhou-10
What To Expect From Shenzhou-10
What To Expect From Shenzhou-10
The Shenzhou-10 crew, who successfully launched out of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center yesterday aboard a modified Long March 2B booster, spent their first full day in space today offering the country Dragon Festival (Chinese New Year) greetings from within the spacecrafts descent module..... Read the full article
June 18, 2012
Tiangong 1
Shenzhou-9 Docks To Tiangong-1
Shenzhou-9 Docks To Tiangong-1
In what is being heralded as a quantum leap forward for its manned space program, China has succeeded in docking it 5,000 plus pound Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the 8.5 ton Tiangong-1 orbiting space lab marking the first time it has accomplished such a feet. Read the full article
June 16, 2012
Shenzhou-9
China Launches Historic Space Mission
China Launches Historic Space Mission
China has successfully launch a three man crew into orbit today ushering in the beginning of what promises to be a truly historic mission for the Chinese.... Read the full article
June 12, 2012
Shenzhou 9
China Readies Manned Spacecraft For Launch With First Chinese Female Astronaut
China Readies Manned Spacecraft For Launch With First Chinese Female Astronaut
China has announced that it has concluded a “full system drill”, the Chinese equivalent of a flight readiness review, and has cleared its next manned spacecraft, Shenzhou 9, for launch.  Read the full article
February 19, 2012
Tiangong 1
China Ready To Attempt Manned Docking
China Ready To Attempt Manned Docking
China has announced that it will be launching a manned spacecraft to the Tiangong-1 space laboratory between June and August of this year. The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft will carry a crew of three and stay at the lab for several days or weeks. Read the full article
November 17, 2011
Shenzhou-8
Shenzhou 8 Returns To Earth
Shenzhou 8 Returns To Earth
China’s un-manned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft landed in in Northern China around 7:30 pm local time this morning having completed the countries first ever docking in space..... Read the full article
November 15, 2011
Shenzhou-8
Shenzhou-8 Conducts Second Docking Test
Shenzhou-8 Conducts Second Docking Test
China’s Shenzhou-8 spacecraft has successfully disengaged and re-docked with the Tiangong-1 space lab.... Read the full article
November 02, 2011
Shenzhou
China Space Docking A Success
China Space Docking A Success
The Commander in chief of China’s manned space program, Chang Wanquan, has announced the Shenzhou-8 has successfully docked with the country’s Tiangong-1 space lab...... Read the full article
October 31, 2011
Shenzhou-8
China Launches Shenzhou-8 To Dock With Tiangong-1
China Launches Shenzhou-8 To Dock With Tiangong-1
In a thunderous pre-dawn display that promises to change the direction of the Chinese space program Shenzhou- 8, an un-manned version of the Shenzhou manned spacecraft, was successfully launched aboard a Long March CZ-2F booster.... Read the full article
October 26, 2011
Shenzhou-8
China Set To Launch Shenzhou-8 In Earty November
China Set To Launch Shenzhou-8 In Early November
Chinese State run media are reporting that the launch of Shenzhou-8 will occur in early November – possibly as early as next week.  Read the full article
September 29, 2011
Tiangong 1
China Launches Tiangong-1 Space Lab
China Launches Tiangong-1 Space Lab
China has sucessfully launched it's Tiangong-1 mini space station. Lift off ..... Read the full article
September 27, 2011
Tiangong 1
Final Preperations For Tiangong-1 Launch Underway
Final Preperations For Tiangong-1 Launch Underway
Chinese State run media is reporting the final preparations are underway for the launch of China’s first “mini-space station” Tiangong-1. Lift off of the 8.5 ton module should occur on Thursday or Friday out of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center aboard a Long March 2F booster. Read the full article
September 21, 2011
Tiangong 1
China To Launch Tiangong-1 Next Week
China To Launch Tiangong-1 Next Week
China has announced that it will launch the first of three planned mini-space stations between September 27 and 30th.  Read the full article
September 19, 2011
china
China Launches Zhongxing-1A Communications Satellite
China Launches Zhongxing-1A Communications Satellite
China successfully launched a new communication satellite, Zhongxing-1A, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan Province early Monday. Read the full article
September 12, 2011
china
China Moves Ahead With Production of New Rocket
China Moves Ahead With Production of New Rocket
China has announced that its new Long March 5 booster rocket is now in development. The long March 5 is the first in a new generation of heavy lift boosters that China plans to unveil over the next few years. Sources now say that the first Long March 5 launch will occur during the countries 12th five year plan (2011 – 2015). Most likely around 2014. Read the full article
September 11, 2011
Tiangong 1
Just What Is Tiangong 1?
Just What Is Tiangong 1?
China is about to begin the second phase of its manned space program with the launch of Tiangong 1. But just what is Tiangong-1? Read the full article
September 05, 2011
Tiangong 1
China Announces Cause of Booster Malfunction
China Announces Cause of Booster Malfunction
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has announced that it has uncovered the cause of last month’s failure of a Long March II-C booster that resulted in the loss of an experimental satellite.  Read the full article
September 01, 2011
Tiangong 1
China Delays Launch of First Mini-Space Station
China Delays Launch of First Mini-Space Station
China has decided to delay the launch of its first mini-space station Tiangong-1 following the loss of an experimental orbiter last month.  Read the full article
August 19, 2011
Tiangong 1
Chinese Launch Failure Will Not Effect Tiangong-1 launch
Chinese Launch Failure Will Not Effect Tiangong-1 launch
The launch of a Chinese unmanned space module, the Tiangong-1, will not be affected by the failed launch of an experimental orbiter on Thursday, an expert said Friday. Read the full article
July 23, 2011
Tiangong 1
Carrier Rocket For China's First Mini Space Station Arrives At Launch Center
Carrier Rocket For China's First Mini Space Station Arrives At Launch Center
A Long March II-F carrier rocket, the launch vehicle for China's first module of a planned space station, arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province on Saturday.  Read the full article
June 30, 2011
Tiangong 1
China's First Planned Space Station Module To Undergo Final Testing
China's First Planned Space Station Module To Undergo Final Testing
China's first module of a planned space station has been transported to a launch center in western Gansu Province where it will undergo final tests before its scheduled launch later this year.  Read the full article
April 29, 2011
Tiangong 1
China sees smooth preparation for launch of unmanned module in 2nd half of this year
China sees smooth preparation for launch of unmanned module in 2nd half of this year
China is satisfied with preparatory work completed thus far for the launching of two unmanned space modules, the Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8, in the second half of this year, said deputy head of China's Manned Space Engineering Office Yang Liwei on Friday Read the full article
April 26, 2011
china
Countdown begins for China's space station program
Countdown begins for China's space station program
Authorities in charge of the manned space program unveiled plans on Monday to build a 60-ton space station, made up of three capsules, and develop a cargo spaceship to transport supplies.  Read the full article
March 03, 2011
china
China planning powerful carrier rocket for manned moon landing
China planning powerful carrier rocket for manned moon landing
China is studying the feasibility of designing a powerful carrier rocket for making a manned moon landing and exploring deep space, Liang Xiaohong, vice head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, told Xinhua Thursday.  Read the full article
March 01, 2011
Tiangong 1
China to launch unmanned module in 2nd half of 2011 for maiden space docking: expert
China to launch unmanned module in 2nd half of 2011 for maiden space docking: expert
China plans to launch an unmanned space module, Tiangong-1, in the second half of 2011 to perform the nation's first space docking, an expert told Xinhua Tuesday Read the full article
October 27, 2010
china
China kicks off manned space station program
China kicks off manned space station program
China has formally begun its manned space station program, aiming to complete construction of a "relatively large" manned space laboratory around 2020, said a spokesman for the national manned space program.  Read the full article
September 28, 2010
university of pittsburgh
World's Largest Digital Camera To Identify Explosive Deep-Space Events
World's Largest Digital Camera To Identify Explosive Deep-Space Events
A University of Pittsburgh physics and astronomy professor will lead a multiyear effort to use the world's most powerful digital camera to search the sky for explosive and violent deep-space events that could help astronomers better understand cosmic activity, from the universe's expansion to the savage interaction of stars and black holes. Read the full article
August 19, 2010
Tiangong 1
China finishes construction of first docking module
China finishes construction of first mini space station
China has finished construction of its first unmanned space module, Tiangong-1, and it is testing the module's electronic, mechanical and thermal properties, a military source said here Tuesday.  Read the full article
July 13, 2010
Shenzhou
Russia eyes Chinese spaceships as backup for Soyuz
Russia eyes Chinese spaceships as backup for Soyuz
Chinese spaceships meet all safety requirements and could fly to the International Space Station, Russian space officials said Thursday. "I think Chinese spaceships would play an important role as a backup for the Russian vessels Soyuz and Progress in case of some unforeseen situations," Anatoli Perminov head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos,told RIA Novosti news agency.  Read the full article
May 10, 2010
china
China signs up first female astronauts
China signs up first female astronauts
China's space authorities added seven new members to its astronaut crew on Friday, with two women included for the first time Read the full article
October 04, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said it is the Chinese people's persistent aspiration to develop the manned space-flight technologies for the peaceful exploration and use of the outer space
Shenzhou-7 Lands Safely - Rare Herbal Plants Studied
The Shenzhou-7 space module carrying three taikonauts landed safely by parachute Sunday afternoon in China's northern grassland, after a landmark spacewalk mission that will lead the country further in its space exploration Read the full article
September 27, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Chinese Taikonaut Zhai Zhigang completed a spacewalk Saturday afternoon, marking a historic breakthrough in the country's ambitious space program, which will eventually lead to the establishment of a permanent space station
Chinese taikonaut greets nation, world in first spacewalk - Launches Small Satellite
Chinese Taikonaut Zhai Zhigang completed a spacewalk Saturday afternoon, marking a historic breakthrough in the country's ambitious space program, which will eventually lead to the establishment of a permanent space station Read the full article
September 25, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 blasts off
China Launches Shenzhou-7 Spacecraft
China launched Shenzhou-7, its third manned spacecraft, with three astronauts on board Thursday to attempt the country's first-ever space walk.  Read the full article
September 21, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The Shenzhou-7 manned spaceship, the Long-March II-F rocket and the escape tower were vertically transferred to the launch pad at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, marking the final stage of the preparation
China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 in final preparation for launch
The Shenzhou-7 manned spaceship, the Long-March II-F rocket and the escape tower were vertically transferred to the launch pad at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, marking the final stage of the preparation Read the full article
September 16, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Zhai Zhigang, 42, joined Chinese Air Force in 1985 and has more than 1,000-hour safe flight records.
China Names Crew For Next Space Mission
China has selected therr astronauts to fly aboard the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft. Read the full article
September 11, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The sea search and rescue teams have prepared for the launch of Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, vice minister of transport Xu Zuyuan said after a drill concluded on Wednesday.
China Readies Sea Search, Rescue For Launch Of Shenzhou-7 Spacecraft
The sea search and rescue teams have prepared for the launch of Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, vice minister of transport Xu Zuyuan said after a drill concluded on Wednesday Read the full article
September 07, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 will be launched at an appropriate time between Sept. 25 and 30
China to launch manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 between Sept. 25-30
China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 will be launched at an appropriate time between Sept. 25 and 30 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province, a spokesman said on Saturday.  Read the full article
July 27, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China has two types of space suits-- one domestic, one from Russia -- for three
China's astronauts to wear domestic, Russian-made suits
China has two types of space suits-- one domestic, one from Russia -- for three "taikonauts" in the third manned launch, reportedly scheduled for October, a senior scientist has said.  Read the full article
July 20, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The Long March 2F rocket designed to carry China's third manned spacecraft into space will be sent to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gansu province in a few days, officials with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) said here Saturday.
China's Long March 2F rocket ready for trip to launch center
The Long March 2F rocket designed to carry China's third manned spacecraft into space will be sent to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gansu province in a few days, officials with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) said here Saturday.  Read the full article
July 02, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned spacecraft, will begin the final test at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province in a few days
Spacecraft ready for final test
The team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned spacecraft, will begin the final test at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province in a few days.  Read the full article
July 01, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The research team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned space launch, will start final testing after arriving at a northwestern satellite launch center in a few days, said a space mission official here on Tuesday
Shenzhou VII research crew ready to set out for launch center
The research team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned space launch, will start final testing after arriving at a northwestern satellite launch center in a few days, said a space mission official here on Tuesday Read the full article
June 13, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China will launch its historic third manned space mission in October, a spokesman for the national space agency said yesterday
Inaugural spacewalk set for Oct
China will launch its historic third manned space mission in October, a spokesman for the national space agency said yesterday.  Read the full article
April 28, 2008
Shenzhou 7
The satellite will not be activated until the Shenzhou VII mission scheduled for the second half of 2008.
China Launches Data Relat Satellite To Support Manned Space Mission
China launched the country's first data relay satellite "Tianlian I" Friday night.  Read the full article
April 16, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Yuanwang 5 is the twin sister ship to Yuanwang 6
China launches new space tracking ship to serve Shenzhou VII
China launched a new space tracking ship on Saturday, expected to serve the Shenzhou VII spacewalk mission scheduled for autumn Read the full article
March 06, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China is planning to conduct its first spacewalk in October from a Shenzhou VII spacecraft, senior space engineers said yesterday.
Spacewalk on course for October
China is planning to conduct its first spacewalk in October from a Shenzhou VII spacecraft, senior space engineers said yesterday.  Read the full article
February 10, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Shenzhou 7 crewmembers
The Crew Of Shenzhou 7
At this time no crew has been assigned to the Shenzhou 7 mission. As in the past it is expected that China will announce the crew shortly before launch. Read the full article
February 10, 2008
Shenzhou 7
Diagram Of Shenzhou 7 EVA
Shenzhou 7 To Test Spacewalk Capibilities
The launch of Shenzhou 7 is currently set for late in 2008 (most likely in September or October).  Read the full article
January 26, 2008
Shenzhou 7
China may live broadcast the first ever spacewalk by its astronauts in the upcoming space mission of Shenzhou VII this year, a scientist involved in the program said in Shanghai on Friday.
China May Broadcast Maiden Spacewalk Live
China may live broadcast the first ever spacewalk by its astronauts in the upcoming space mission of Shenzhou VII this year, a scientist involved in the program said in Shanghai on Friday. Read the full article