Chinese astronauts arrived safely back on Earth after finishing the country’s longest-ever manned space mission, which, according to Zhang Youxia, commander-in-chief of China's manned space program, was a complete success.
Chinese astronauts at the Tiangong-2 space station are growing rice and edible weed in microgravity. The experiments could pave way for development of food sources for astronauts in the future.
China launched its Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket last Nov. 3 for a test flight in preparation for building its own space station.
The new Banxing-2 “selfie stick” satellite has captured new images of the Tiangong 2, China’s space station.
China successfully sent two astronauts to space to man its Tiangong-2 space lab in preparation of the 2018 module lauch, the core module of China's new space station.
Creating ladders to possibly reach Mars in the future, China will be sending two taikonauts (or corresponding to astronauts) outside the earth this Monday to stay at the previously launched Tiangong 2-- their currently operating space laboratory.
China is developing what could be the world's biggest spaceplane, and it will fly up to 20 passengers to space. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece spaceplane that could be scaled up to carry more people.
China's first ambitious space lab, Tiangong-1 is falling back to Earth and will burn during re-entry before the end of 2017.
China's Tiangong-2, the country's second space lab, will not only serve as a space station for astronauts to perform tests in space,but it also doubles as a "luxurious" living quarters for the Chinese space crew.
China launches its second space laboratory to test equipments to be used in their own space station in 2020.
China's second space lab will be launched from the Gobi dessert at 10 p.m. on Sept. 15. A manned mission will follow it next month.