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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…

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China’s Mars-bound Tianwen-1 Takes a Selfie

The CNSA (Chinese National Space Agency) has released an image of its Tianwen-1 spacecraft to coincide with the National Day…

1 month ago

Chinese Asteroid Mining Robot Due to Launch in November

Does it seem like science is catching up with science fiction? Sometimes it does. Especially when there's an announcement like…

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.

2 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…

3 months ago

That Strange Gel-Like Material Discovered by China’s Lunar Rover? It’s Just Rock

In January 2019, China landed its Chang'e 4 mission on the Moon's far side. The Yutu-2 rover got busy exploring…

5 months ago

China’s Mars Rover Launches in Late July

In July there's another launch window to Mars. It looks like China is ready to take advantage of it, by…

5 months ago

China’s New Crew Capsule Just Landed, and so Did Parts of their New Rocket!

China's next-generation crewed spacecraft recently returned to Earth after a successful test flight. The Long March 5B rocket that sent…

6 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…

7 months ago

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope is Now Operational

The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially open for business according to Xinhua, China's official state-run media.…

10 months ago