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Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut

Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 18:21:43

Two US astronauts conduct 7-hour spacewalk outside space station

Two US astronauts conducted a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, repairing the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm, replacing a blown fuse and installing a new high definition camera.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:13:29

China-made jetliner performs well in high-plateau test flight

China's homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21-700, has successfully completed its trial flight on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, demonstrating its ability to fly safely at high elevations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 15:21:11

US companies plan to put expandable habitat in lunar obit

Two private US companies are planning to place an expandable habitat in the moon's orbit by the end of 2022 to serve as a lunar depot.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:25:53

Chinese telescope scores a hit

News of the first optical capture of gravitational waves came on Monday from astronomical research institutes worldwide, including the US NASA and China's Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, and this could help scientists further explore the secrets of the Universe, Chinese scholars said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 23:53:39

Backgrounder: 10 facts about gravitation waves from neutron star merger

Scientists announced Monday that they have for the first time detected the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light from a spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:35:50

China announces new gravitational wave observation

Chinese scientists on Monday announced observation of the "optical counterpart" of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two binary neutron stars using a survey telescope in Antarctica.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 8:54:16

Scientists' dream comes true with detection of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

Scientists announced Monday that they have for the first time detected the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light from a spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 8:50:14

No aliens found yet, but "heartbeats" in universe heard

One is rapid and strong, and the other is slow and weak, like the heartbeats of a youth and an old man passing through a distance of thousands of light years, and then heard by the most sensitive "ear" on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 11:22:20

BeiDou jet navigation system test could mean smoother, faster flights

A Chinese regional jetliner equipped with a homegrown BeiDou navigation system completed its test flight on Saturday, which experts believe has considerable meaning for the safety of domestic jetliners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 21:33:39

Plutonium production and shortages threaten future NASA programs

The US Department of Energy "faces challenges meeting NASA's expected need" for a plutonium isotope required for missions into deep space that could jeopardize new missions altogether, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Source: | 2017/10/12 22:52:35

SpaceX launches satellite with 3rd reused rocket

US space firm SpaceX on Wednesday launched a commercial communications satellite into space with its third partly reused rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:03:55

Next-gen Long March rockets to be developed by 2030: report

China is expected to develop a new generation of Long March carrier rockets by 2030, a rocket designer said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 22:24:09

Chinese scientists find 6 new pulsar stars using world's largest radio telescope

Chinese scientists have discovered six new pulsar stars in the Milky Way using the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world's largest radio telescope.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 23:23:40

TV program reveals China’s hypersonic aircraft models

A documentary broadcast on Sunday reveals China's hypersonic aircraft models for the first time, with experts saying it shows China's breakthrough in aircraft technology for civilian and military use.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:23:39

Japan launches 4th GPS-improving Michibiki satellite into orbit

Japan's space agency on Tuesday successfully launched into orbit a fourth and final satellite as part of an overall new system to improve global positioning data for a number of services and systems.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:26:28

China's FAST telescope finds two pulsars during trial operation

After one year of trial operation, the China-based FAST, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has identified two pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 11:44:44

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit in bid to cover entire Earth's surface

The US private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed its Falcon 9 on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 9:32:38