Latest Chinese space program Stories
The increasingly ambitious country is gearing up to build rockets for its budding space program with an eye towards landing astronauts on the moon.
Chinaâ€™s second lunar probe entered the moonâ€™s orbit Saturday, three years after its first successful lunar probe launch, which remained in orbit for 16 months.
State media reported Tuesday that China is making final preparations to launch its second lunar probe, possibly as soon as Friday, when the country marks 61 years of communist rule.
China has completed work on their first module for an unmanned space station, and currently plan to put the module into orbit sometime next year.
A new super-powerful engine is being considered by Chinese engineers for the next generation of space rockets, according to officials.
Two Chinese women have been selected as part of a seven-person interstellar crew, marking the first time in China's history that females will participate in the nation's growing space program.
China on Monday started construction on its newest space center on Hainan island.
The Obama Administration has an opportunity to fundamentally reformulate United States space policies that are anchored in Cold War-era mindsets, according to the director of an American Academy of Arts and Sciences study.
China will soon start the construction of a new space shuttle launch center in its Hainan Province, officials said.
On Sunday, China ended a 16-month lunar mission by intentionally crashing its probe into the moon.
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