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China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12 in historic mission

China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national.

China to launch high-stakes crewed mission to space

China will send three astronauts into orbit on Thursday in a high-stakes mission, the first of four crewed space flights to complete the country’s space station by the end of next year.

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface

The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet.

China says Martian rover takes first drive on surface of Red Planet

A remote-controlled Chinese motorized rover drove down the ramp of a landing capsule on Saturday and onto the surface of the Red Planet, making China the first nation to orbit, land and deploy a...

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space program.

China Mars rover to land between Saturday and Wednesday

China says its Mars probe and accompanying rover are expected to land on the red planet sometime between May 15 and May 19 Beijing time.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12 in historic mission

China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national.

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

China to launch high-stakes crewed mission to space

China will send three astronauts into orbit on Thursday in a high-stakes mission, the first of four crewed space flights to complete the country’s space station by the end of next year.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface

The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet.

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Jeff Bezos to fly to space on Blue Origin rocket in July

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos will fly to space next month on the first space flight from his rocket company Blue Origin, the billionaire said on Monday (June 7).

May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021

Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft set to launch to China's space station -state media

China will launch the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft to the country's space station at 8:55 PM Beijing time (1255 GMT) on Saturday, the China National Space Administration said, according to...

May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021

NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.”

May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021

China says Martian rover takes first drive on surface of Red Planet

A remote-controlled Chinese motorized rover drove down the ramp of a landing capsule on Saturday and onto the surface of the Red Planet, making China the first nation to orbit, land and deploy a...

May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space program.

May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021

China Mars rover to land between Saturday and Wednesday

China says its Mars probe and accompanying rover are expected to land on the red planet sometime between May 15 and May 19 Beijing time.

May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021

China says rocket debris landed in Indian Ocean west of Maldives

Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state...