Tiangong space station

China’s Space Station, Seen from Orbit

When the Space Age dawned in 1957, there were only two players: the USA and the USSR. The USA won…

7 months ago

Three New Astronauts Arrive at the Chinese Space Station, Including the Country's First Civilian

China's Shenzou-16 mission just delivered three taikonauts to the Tiangong space station, performing the most complicated docking maneuver ever attempted

1 year ago

China Tests a Stirling Engine in Orbit

China just tested a Sterling thermoelectric converter aboard their space station, a technology that could be the future of space…

1 year ago

China Launches Mengtian, the Last Major Module to its Space Station

China's Tiangong space station just received its final module, the Mengtian laboratory, making it complete,

2 years 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 years ago

The Big Spaceflight Stories You Should be Watching in 2022

There are so many exciting spaceflight missions and milestones in store for 2022! Here are some of the biggest stories…

2 years ago

China’s First Space Station Crew is Back From Orbit

The crew of China's Tiangong space station returned to Earth, having set a new record for the longest Chinese crewed…

3 years ago

China Wants to Build a Spaceship That’s Kilometers Long

China is considering building spacecraft in orbit that would measure a few kilometers long and ensure they become the dominant…

3 years ago

The First Chinese Crew is Busy on their New Space Station

In the past week, the first three Chinese astronauts to go the Tiangong space station prepared for all the operations…

3 years ago