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China Space Program

Will Moon Lander Cause Political Dust-Up?

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 11.26.2013 | Science

China's mission to robotically land on the moon next month is sure to stir up lunar dust, but it may also cause a political dustup, too. China is in...

Strange Maneuvers Of Chinese Satellites Fuel Speculation

LiveScience | Leonard David | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

A set of three mysterious satellites has experts guessing about the Chinese space program's intentions. No one really knows what the Chinese are up t...

Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking Mission

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down in north China's Inner Mongolia after a successful 15-day m...

WATCH: Chinese Astronauts Turn Playful

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | Science

BEIJING -- Astronauts struck floating martial arts poses, twirled gyroscopes and manipulated wobbling globes of water during a lecture Thursday from C...

Romney China Dig: 'Take A Look At Our Flag' On The Moon

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

Mitt Romney hopes the Chinese get a good look at the U.S. flag when they visit the moon. According to ABC News, while campaigning in Florida Tuesda...

China Sends First Woman Into Space

AP | NG HAN GUAN | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

JIUQUAN, China — China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in...

Manned Mission Will Be China's Next Step Toward Space Station

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

BEIJING (AP) — China's next space mission will carry three astronauts who will dock with and live inside an experimental orbiting module launched la...

China Reveals Plans For Space Station Labs

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China plans to launch space labs and manned ships and prepare to build space stations over the next five years, according to a plan release...

China To Launch Space Mission Next Month

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

BEIJING — China will launch an unmanned spacecraft early next month that will attempt to dock with an experimental module, the latest step in wh...

Is China Telling the Truth About Plans to Weaponize Outer Space?

Ipsita Shome | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Ipsita Shome

China has aggressively accelerated the pace of its manned space program and is openly acknowledging that the new outpost will involve military space operations.

China May Launch New Space Lab This Month

USATODAY | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

China looks ready to launch a small space lab into orbit, space policy experts report, perhaps as soon as this month. ...

China's Space Program Aims High

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — This year, a rocket will carry a boxcar-sized module into orbit, the first building block for a Chinese space station. Around 2013, Ch...

China's Space Plans Deemed 'A Potent Politcal Symbol'

Posted 06.27.2011 | World

China unveiled plans for the next phase of its ambitious space program yesterday, including the development of both a space station and a cargo spaces...

China Tests Space Station Module To Launch In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China has finished the first module of a planned space station and is testing its electronics and other systems before launching it in...

China Launches Chang'e II Lunar Probe

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China launched an unmanned lunar probe on Friday, the latest milestone for an ambitious space program that aims to put a man on the mo...