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Chinese Astronauts

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...

China Ramps Up Space Program With Edge-Of-Desert Launch

AP | ANDY WONG | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

JIUQUAN, China — A Chinese spacecraft blasted off to begin the country's fifth and longest manned space mission, taking three astronauts to an o...

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...

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 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 ...