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China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions

China is open to international cooperation in its future space missions, officials from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) said Monday at a press conference on the Chang'e-4 probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 9:16:16

China Focus: Chang'e-4 to measure lunar temperatures during freezing night

The night on the moon is dark and cold, yet Chinese scientists don't know exactly how cold it can be. The Chang'e-4 probe, which made the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, will help them measure the moon's temperatures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:24:15

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of employees

US space technology firm SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, according to media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:18:12

China Focus: Chang'e-4 lunar probe to lay groundwork for human return to moon

Nearly 50 years have passed since people first stood on the moon. Can we return? How will radiation on the moon affect astronauts? How much water is there? Where did the water come from?
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 11:12:33

China to deepen lunar exploration: space expert

As the Chang'e-4 probe made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, a senior Chinese space expert said China will deepen its lunar exploration and venture further into the unknown.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 15:45:50

Chang'e-4 mission an important innovational achievement: congratulatory message

The Chang'e-4 mission, a further remarkable achievement in China's space program, marks an important stride toward China being a strong country in space exploration, hailed a congratulatory message sent by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 11:11:35

Mission accomplished: Chang'e-4, Yutu II take photos of each other on moon's far side

At 4:47 pm Friday, photos of two five-star red flags on China's lunar lander and rover flashed on a screen at Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/11 20:03:40

China declares Chang'e-4 mission complete success

China announced Friday that the Chang'e-4 mission, which realized the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, was a complete success.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 17:20:58

China welcomes world's scientists to collaborate in lunar exploration

The Chang'e-4 mission, which accomplished the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, embodies China's hope to combine human wisdom in future space exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:12:15

NASA continues to rely on Russia: Roscosmos head

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to continue cooperation with Russia in exploring outer space despite pressure from Washington, a Russian official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:08:34

Chang'e-4 probe takes panoramic photos on moon's far side

China's Chang'e-4 probe took panoramic photos on the lunar surface after it successfully made the first ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 10:17:16

China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite

China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 a.m. Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 9:00:19

China Focus: Relay satellite Queqiao plays key role in exploring moon's far side

China's Chang'e-4 probe has started the exploration on the far side of the moon thanks to the relay satellite that provides a communication link with ground control.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 8:50:28

Russia's Roscosmos head congratulates Chinese colleagues on successful landing of Chang'e-4

The head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, Thursday congratulated the Chinese colleagues on the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/5 13:28:53

China's lunar rover drives smoothly on moon's far side

Lunar rover Yutu-2 has been driving on the far side of the moon after separating from the lander and scientific devices on both the lander and rover are currently gathering data, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/5 13:25:02

China's lunar rover drives smoothly on moon's far side

Lunar rover Yutu-2 has been driving on the far side of the moon after separating from the lander and scientific devices on both the lander and rover are currently gathering data, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 23:43:44

Lunar probe links with relay satellite, goes 'walking'

Yutu II, the rover of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe, established an independent data transmission link with the Queqiao relay satellite on Friday, according to an update by the China National Space Adminstration (CNSA).
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/4 23:26:27

China's Chang'e 4 makes first-ever soft landing on moon's far side

Chang'e-4 made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon at 10:26 Thursday morning, marking a breakthrough in human exploration of the universe, according to a statement the China National Space Administration (CNSA) sent to the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 12:17:35