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Critical mission

This NASA TV video grab shows astronaut Jack Fischer outside the International Space Station on Tuesday. Two US astronauts embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a “critical” space walk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 23:33:40

Space station astronauts to replace failed equipment in spacewalk

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct a contingency spacewalk on Tuesday to change out a data relay box that failed over the weekend, the US space agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:04:40

China, Russia to jointly build wide-body passenger jets

China and Russia Monday set up a joint venture to build wide-body passenger jets in the latest attempt to break into the lucrative market longtime dominated by Boeing and Airbus.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/22 21:25:50

China's Z-19E armed helicopter makes maiden flight

The China-developed Z-19E armed helicopter made its maiden flight Thursday in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 18:06:48

Could humans live on the closest planet outside our solar system?

A new study of Proxima b, the closest planet outside our solar system ever discovered, suggests that the planet may actually be able to support life of its own.
Source: | 2017/5/18 17:36:42

Waves of lava seen in largest volcanic crater on Jupiter's moon

Researchers have taken advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter's moons, namely Io and Europa, and obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:50:21

Chinese SOEs establish 150 bln yuan investment fund

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has formed a fund of 150 billion yuan (21.8 billion US dollars) with a group of centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to invest in emerging strategic industries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 18:04:35

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard: NASA

The first integrated flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft has been delayed to 2019 and will not have a crew aboard, the US space agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:51:47

US astronauts conduct 200th spacewalk at space station after glitch

A pair of two American astronauts on Friday carried out the 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station despite an early equipment glitch that delayed and shortened the mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:40:39

Wrath of the sun: astronomers solve mystery of ‘stealth’ solar eruptions

Sometimes, massive amounts of energy are released from unstable magnetic fields on our sun, a phenomenon known as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). At other times, these CMEs come from stable, quiet regions of the sun with no prior indication and nobody knows why. Now, new research may have explained the phenomenon of "stealth CMEs."
Source: | 2017/5/11 21:58:42

US military's X-37B space plane lands after 2-year secret mission

The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a secret space mission that lasted nearly two years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 7:12:18

Long March-5 carrier rocket arrives at south China launch base

A Long March-5 carrier rocket has arrived in Wenchang in south China's Hainan Province, for the launch of the Shijian-18 communication satellite, scheduled for June, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 14:42:15

India launches South Asia satellite

India Friday launched the South Asia communication satellite from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 7:38:41

SpaceX to launch Bulgaria's first communication satellite with used rocket

US space firm SpaceX was expected to launch Bulgaria's first geostationary communication satellite with a partly used rocket in mid-June, the satellite's operator said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 7:29:31

China sends homegrown jumbo passenger jet C919 into sky

China sent its homegrown large passenger plane C919 into sky on Friday, becoming one of the world's top makers of jumbo aircraft.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 14:09:00

Home-made C919 set for maiden flight in Shanghai this afternoon

The long awaited maiden flight of the C919 will take place this afternoon, its developer confirmed on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/5 11:46:44

China's new passenger planes no threat to Boeing: US experts

US experts said Thursday China's new passenger planes pose no immediate threat to Western aviation companies such as Boeing and Airbus.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:11:37

Staff workers check C919 ahead of its maiden flight in Shanghai

Staff workers check a C919, China's first domestically-built large passenger jet, at a hangar of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) in Shanghai, east China, May 4, 2017. The maiden flight of the C919 is scheduled for May 5. The flight will depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. "If weather conditions are not suitable, the maiden flight will be rescheduled," COMAC said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:10:44