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'Jade Rabbit' Brought Back To Life, But Glitch Persists

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Science

BEIJING (AP) — China has restored communications with its space program's troubled "Jade Rabbit" moon rover, but engineers are still working to fix ...

Amazing Point-Of-View Video Shows New Lunar Probe Nail Landing

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2013 | Science

A breathtaking new video shows the vertiginous descent of China's new Chang'e-3 lunar probe -- and showcases the rise of that nation's increasingly am...

New Lunar Rover Gets Rolling

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.16.2013 | Science

BEIJING (AP) — China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several h...

Probe Makes First Moon Landing In 37 Years

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.13.2014 | Science

BEIJING (AP) — State media say China has safely carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades. Sta...

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...

Chinese Space Program Sets Date For Fifth Manned Mission

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

BEIJING -- China will send three astronauts to its orbiting space station this summer in a mission that's part of preparations to establish an even la...

Mystery Space Plane May Be Part Of U.S.-China Competition

Posted 11.11.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 11/10/2012 08:46 AM EST on SPACE.com As the next secretive flight of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B mini-shuttle ...

China To Launch New Manned Spaceship Next Year

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to launch its Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in early June 2013, one of the senior officials in charge of the manned space pro...

China Reveals Bold Plan To Explore Mars

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which has yet to put a person on the moon, aims to land probes on more distant Mars to collect samples by 2030, the chief s...

Chinese Astronauts Execute Risky Orbital Maneuver

AP | Posted 06.24.2012 | Science

BEIJING -- A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked manually with an orbiting module on Sunday, a first for the country as it strives to ...

Chinese Spacecraft Executes Risky Maneuver

Posted 06.18.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 06/18/2012 07:49 AM EDT on SPACE.com Chinese astronauts docked two spaceships in orbit for the first time Monday ...

UP CLOSE: China's First Female Astronaut In Space

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/15/2012 02:13 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries China will launch its Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft Saturday i...

THIS WEEKEND: China To Blast Mom Into Space

AP | NG HAN GUAN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science

JIUQUAN, China — China will send its first woman and two other astronauts into space Saturday to work on a temporary space station for about a w...

China Reveals Plans For Ambitious Space Launch

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Science

BEIJING -- China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female spa...

LOOK: Gobi Desert Dust Storms Seen From Space

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China on April 26 and 27, and NASA's Aqua satellite was there to capture images of the storms ...

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...

A NEW ERA

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

BEIJING — Two unmanned Chinese spacecraft docked successfully and were orbiting the Earth together Thursday in a step that moves China closer to...

China Launches Module For Space Station

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China launched an experimental module to lay the groundwork for a future space station on Thursday, underscoring its ambitions to beco...

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 Space Program Aims For Mothers As Astronauts

guardian.co.uk | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They are, of course, in peak physical condition, with the flying skills required of any air force ace. But China's first female astronauts have faced ...

China Celebrates Moon Images, First Lunar Probe Deemed Success

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

China's leaders celebrated the first images sent from the country's first lunar satellite on Monday, saying they showed their nation had thrust itself...