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Chinese Space Program

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...

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 ...

Gravity and American Exceptionalism in Outer Space

Lauren Lyons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lauren Lyons

The romantic bygone era of winning the Space Race is in the past. Wouldn't it make a stronger case for NASA funding if we were more honest about our competitive positioning? We can bash them all we like, but there is a reason countries are so eager to work with China, and it's certainly not because the they are failing.

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 to...

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...

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...

What To Expect From Science In 2012

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

2012 promises to be a particularly exciting year for science. With a Mars rover, a big push in the Chinese space program and a record-breaking superco...