Latest Chinese space program Stories

2007-10-23 20:07:18

A Chinese submarine will send test signals that could change the course of a satellite when China launches its first moon orbiter, as part of the country's effort to develop space war technology, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

2007-02-07 14:28:46

China has chosen the site for a new satellite launching center, the country's fourth, on Hainan island in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.

2006-08-23 10:20:00

China and Russia plan to launch a joint mission to Mars in 2009 to scoop up rocks from the red planet and one of its moons, a Chinese scientist said on Wednesday.

2006-07-19 02:20:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's space exploration plans include not only missions to the Moon but also Mars, the official Xinhua news agency on Wednesday cited a government official as saying.

2006-07-10 08:05:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has successfully tested a new rocket engine to power the country's ambitious program of manned space flights and moon landings, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

2006-06-19 00:45:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top official in China's space program has set 2024 for the country's first moonwalk, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Monday, cementing its position as a new space power.

2006-04-06 09:59:02

Please read in 7th paragraph ... Luo headed a delegation that visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and said he had a discussion with the U.S. space agency's administrator, Michael Griffin.

2006-04-03 18:20:31

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Chinese space official on Monday described China's ambitious exploration plans, including robotic Moon missions starting next year.

2005-12-29 21:00:00

A manned Chinese mission to the moon is still a long way off, a state newspaper said on Friday.

2005-11-04 15:55:00

China, which launched its first manned space mission just two years ago, plans to put a man on the moon around 2017 and investigate what may be the perfect source of fuel, a newspaper reported on Friday.

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