Chang’e program

Chinese Spacecraft Dock in Lunar Orbit for Transfer of Moon Samples – Next Stop, Earth!

Two robotic Chinese spacecraft have docked in lunar orbit for the first time ever, in preparation for sending samples from…

10 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Blasts Off From the Moon, Bringing Back a Full Load of Samples

For the first time in more than 40 years, a robotic spacecraft has blasted off from the Moon – and…

10 months ago

Take a Look at What China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Is Seeing (and Doing) on the Moon

China's Chang'e-5 robotic moon lander is due to spend only two days collecting samples of lunar rock and soil before…

10 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Lands on the Moon and Gets Set to Bring Back Fresh Samples

For the third time in seven years, a Chinese robotic spacecraft has landed on the Moon — but now things…

10 months ago

China is Building a Floating Spaceport for Rocket Launches

China is almost finished its floating spaceport in the Yellow Sea, which will begin making regular launches and servicing rockets…

1 year ago

Chang’e-4 Wraps Up a Year Roving on the Far Side of the Moon

During its 370 days on the lunar surface, China's Yutu 2 rover has broken multiple records - including distance traveled…

2 years ago

Spaceflight Stories Expected for 2020

The year 2020 is expected to be an exciting one for space exploration. Here are the top stories that are…

2 years ago

There’s Life on the Moon! China’s Lander Just Sprouted the First Plants

The Chang'e-4 mission accomplished another first by being the first mission to grow plant life on the Moon. Unfortunately, the…

3 years ago

China’s Chang’e-4 Lands on the Far Side of the Moon

China's Chang'e-4 mission made history on Jan. 2nd when it became the first mission to land on the "dark side"…

3 years ago

Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon

This year, China's Chang'e 4 mission will head to the far side of the Moon to study the local geology…

4 years ago