China

China’s Long March Rocket Booster Makes Uncontrolled Reentry Back to Earth

A Chinese Long March 5B rocket first stage made an uncontrolled, fiery reentry through Earth’s atmosphere over Southeast Asia today…

2 weeks ago

China has Added a Science Module to its New Space Station

China has expanded their research capabilities on the Tiangong 3 space station by adding a science module, named Wentian. The…

3 weeks ago

China is Considering a Nuclear-Powered Mission to Neptune

A team of Chinese scientists have proposed a mission that would explore Neptune and its largest moon Triton using a…

1 month ago

A new LEGO Spacecraft to Vote for: China's Long March 5 With the Tianwen-1 That Flew to Mars

Two Lego designers with a history of space-themed projects have teamed up for a new proposed set: China’s Long March…

1 month ago

Chinese Astronomers Detect an Interesting (But NOT Alien) Signal With the FAST Radio Observatory

Unfortunately, China's 500-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) did NOT detect possible alien signals, only radio interference from Earth.

2 months ago

China’s Lunar Lander Finds Water Under its Feet

Earlier this year, scientists from China’s Chang’E-5 lunar lander revealed they had found evidence of water in the form of…

2 months ago

Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Begin Their Mission of 6 Months in Space

The Shenzhou-14 mission, carrying three Chinese astronauts, docked successfully earlier this week with the Tiangong-3 space station. During their six-month…

2 months ago

China Announces Its New Flagship Space Telescope Mission

Artist's concept of the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST). Credit: Jaimito130805, CC BY-SA 4.0 Distant galaxies, dark matter, dark energy,…

3 months ago

Mars Orbiter Captures Images of China’s Rover From Space

China’s Tianwen-1 lander and Zhurong rover touched down on the Martian plain Utopia Planitia on May 14, 2021 after spending…

5 months ago

Here’s What China is Planning to do in Space for the Next 5 Years

Central planning is literately central to any communist country, though its history has mixed results.  As part of that planning,…

6 months ago