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Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Tuesday the initial results of an investigation into its failed Mars mission, blaming cosmic radiation for a computer glitch that ultimately doomed the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft.
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.
China fully completed its first-ever space rendezvous and docking mission on Thursday after Shenzhou-8 successfully landed back on Earth.
China launched an unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday morning, taking its space agency one step closer to having its own permanent manned space station.
China is planning to launch two manned space flights in 2012 as it prepares to secure a long-term manned presence in space, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday.
China said on Wednesday that it will launch an unmanned spacecraft early next month that will attempt to dock with an experimental module.
A Chinese official said on Tuesday that the country plans to launch an experimental spacecraft next week that will be a big step in developing its first space station.
China is launching a rocket on Saturday that will carry a boxcar-sized module into orbit, which is the first step for a Chinese space station.
Chinaâ€™s most well-known astronaut said Friday that his country and the United States should make good on promises of cooperation in space made by their respective presidents.
China is working on a multi-capsule space outpost that could rival the International Space Station.
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