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Chang’e-5 Brought Home 1.7 Kilograms of Lunar Samples

China’s Chang'e-5 lunar lander retrieved about 1.7 kilograms (3.81 pounds) of samples from the Moon, according to the China National…

3 weeks ago

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…

2 months ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Is Off to Bring Back a Moon Sample — and NASA Hopes to See the Data

China's Chang'e-5 probe is on its way to the Moon for a mission that could bring back the first samples of lunar rocks and…

2 months ago

China’s New Reusable Spaceplane Lands After 2 Days in Space

China's mysterious reusable spaceplane recently launched and has returned to Earth after spending two days in space.

5 months ago

China’s First Mars Lander is Going to be Called “Tianwen”

Friday April 24th was China's "Space Day," celebrated on the 50 year anniversary of their first satellite launch. This past…

9 months ago

The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon

Thanks to an amateur tracker, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team found the lunar impact site of China's Longjiang-2 satellite.

1 year ago

China’s Tiangong 2 was Destroyed Last Week, Burning up in the Atmosphere Over the South Pacific Ocean

China recently successfully conducted a controlled deorbit of its second orbital laboratory, Tiangong-2.

2 years ago

I Didn’t Realize the Scale of Their Rocket Program. China is Planning More than 40 Space Launches in 2018

The Chinese National Space Administration is going to have a busy year, with more than 40 launches to space scheduled…

3 years ago

China Plans To Open Doors To Foreign Astronauts: Report

China's human spaceflight program may soon be opening the door to foreign astronauts. The Asian nation has so far been…

7 years ago