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China is celebrating 10 years of manned spaceflight and looking ahead to the future of their space program. Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in June and is planning to launch a moon orbiter by the end of 2013 and a space station by 2023. Charles Poladian
Topics Chinese astronauts (from L to R) Wang Yaping, Zhang Xiaoguang and Nie Haisheng wave before leaving for the Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft mission at Jiuquan satellite launch center in Jiuquan, Gansu province June 11, 2013. The Shenzhou-10
The Shenzhou-10 spacecraft made a safe landing in Gobi desert in inner Magnolia this morning after about 15 minutes re-entry process shown live on the state television. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space programme Zhang Youxia announced that
China has just gotten back from an historic 15 day training mission in space, marking a series of leaps and bounds in earth's orbit. They say their recent emphasis on space is for economic and military purposes, and the U.S. definitely notices...
Shenzhou X astronauts return in good health after 15-day mission With the safe return to Earth on Wednesday of three astronauts after a successful 15-day mission, China moved a step closer to realizing its space dream, which includes operating a
China today successfully launched its fifth and longest manned space mission with three astronauts, including a woman, on board Shenzhou-10' as part of the Communist giant's efforts to build a permanent space lab of its own by 2020.
China is set to launch a spaceship carrying three astronauts to an experimental orbiting space unit in a landmark, longest crewed mission. It is for the fifth time that China is sending crewed mission into space. It marks the country’s
Eight years after his first space mission, Nie Haisheng is now ready to take a second assignment. China's manned space program spokeswoman Wu Ping announced Monday that the 48-year-old Nie is not only the commander of the Shenzhou-10 mission, but
Astronaut Zhang Xiaoguang is a native of Jinzhou City of northeast China's Liaoning Province...Zhang joined the Chinese army in June 1985 and became a member of the Communist Party of China in August 1988. In January 1998, Zhang was trained as one of
Shenzhou launch to boost aerospace shares Updated: 2012-06-13 17:25 ( chinadaily.com.cn) The launch of the Shenzhou IX spacecraft in mid-June will drive the aerospace sector in the A-share market to rocket, Western China Metropolis Daily reported on