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2011-12-30 10:53:20

China has unveiled its plans for the country's space program for the next five years, including detailed plans about space labs and manned ships.

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2011-03-04 16:10:55

The increasingly ambitious country is gearing up to build rockets for its budding space program with an eye towards landing astronauts on the moon.

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2010-12-20 05:55:00

Despite its relatively small budget, Japan’s space program has courageously reached for the heavens, pioneering solar-powered galactic travel, exploring a distant asteroid and planning a robot base on the Moon.

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2010-06-10 11:00:00

A South Korean rocket exploded on Thursday less than three minutes after lift-off, offering another blow to the country's dreams of becoming a big player in the Asian space race.

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2009-11-27 11:10:00

China is planning to launch its second lunar probe next October to get ready for an unmanned moon landing by the end of 2012, state-run media reported on Friday.

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2009-08-25 11:58:47

South Korea's first space rocket blasted off Tuesday after a long-delayed launch, but failed to place a satellite into its designated orbit.

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2009-08-02 06:11:17

South Korea will launch its first space rocket from its territory on August 11, following repeated delays due to technical problems, officials reported on Saturday.

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2009-05-28 15:26:16

China will launch a Mars probe atop a Russian rocket later this year, according to a report by the China’s official Xinhua news agency on Thursday.

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2008-10-21 08:30:00

India is counting down the days until the launch of its first unmanned mission to the moon. The move will mark a giant catch-up step with Japan and China in the fast-developing Asian space race.

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2008-09-26 09:50:00

Space experts believe China has a growing confidence and capability in space; the launch of Shenzhou-VII is another reminder.


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