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China eyes international ‘Moon Village’

China's participation in the building of an international "Moon Village" shows the country's confidence in the field of science, a Chinese space scholar said, adding China should stick to its current lunar exploration agenda and strive to acquire solid findings before diving deeper into space.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 22:53:41

"Gravitational lensing" helps discovery of rare supernova

Astronomers have captured multiple images of a Type Ia supernova, namely the brilliant explosion of a star, appearing in four different locations on the sky, as it was through the "magnifying glass" of a galaxy sitting 2 billion light years away from Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 9:08:54

Trump makes Earth-to-space call to record-breaking US astronaut

US President Donald Trump made a Earth-to-space call on Monday to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 7:40:20

Backgrounder: Xi Jinping's vision for China's space development

China marked its second Space Day on Monday. Here are key remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping that shed light on his vision for China's space dream.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 20:52:43

China's first cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab

The graphics shows the procedures of Tianzhou-1 automated docking with Tiangong-2 on April 22, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/23 16:18:02

China experiments human stem cells in cargo spacecraft

China is conducting stem cell experiments to investigate the possibility of human reproduction in space aboard cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, according to the Tianzhou's engineer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 7:17:03

Russia launches Soyuz spacecraft with two-men crew to ISS

Russia on Thursday successfully launched its Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 11:24:05

Scientists to test medicine for bone loss on Tianzhou-1

Scientists will test a medicine to treat bone loss during the maiden voyage of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. The medicine has been specially developed for astronauts, but they hope it will benefit ordinary people too.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 11:15:14

Can we grow human organs in space? Chinese scientists ask

Scientists around the world are looking for the "keys" to enable humans to regrow tissues or organs lost due to illness or injury, just like gecko can regrow a tail.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 11:06:36

Are human space babies conceivable? Tianzhou-1 experiment may give clue

As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can reproduce in space.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 11:06:12

Baby star seen eating 'space hamburger' for first time

For the first time, researchers have captured a clear image of a baby star eating what looks like a dusty "space hamburger."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 10:04:37

Graphics shows launch procedure of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

Graphics shows the launch procedure of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 on April 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Ma Yan)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 10:03:17

First cargo spacecraft boosts China's space dream

China has taken another step toward its goal of putting a space station into orbit around 2022, by sending its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 into space on Thursday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:53:01

First cargo spacecraft boosts China's space dream

China on Thursday launched its first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space, a crucial step for the country in building a space station by approximately 2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/20 21:29:44

Launch of Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successful

China declared the launch of cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 a success, as it entered designated orbit Thursday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/20 20:14:40

China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

China on Thursday evening launched its first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space, a crucial step for the country in building a space station by approximately 2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/20 19:52:27

China to launch cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 Thursday

China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is scheduled for launch at 7:41 p.m. Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, the office of China's manned space program said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/19 18:27:16

Orbital ATK launches 7th cargo resupply mission to space station

Orbital ATK's unmanned cargo ship blasted off Tuesday for its seventh resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/18 23:44:20