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China opens Chang'e-6 mission for international payloads

China announced the cooperation plan for its future Chang'e-6 mission, offering to carry a total of 20-kg solicited payloads, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/18 20:07:11

China to enhance international space cooperation

China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an official with China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 18:49:45

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

An Israeli spacecraft crashed on the moon Thursday evening during final touchdown, as its main engine stopped working.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 9:07:48

China's Chang'e-4 probe switches to dormant mode

The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe switched to dormant mode for the lunar night on Friday, with the rover traveling an accumulated 178.9 meters on the far side of the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 17:39:32

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy completes first commercial launch

The world's most powerful operational rocket completed its first commercial launch on Thursday, bringing a Saudi Arabian telecommunications satellite into the orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 14:24:33

Netizens inject joy into gravity of black hole

Astronomers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the first-ever close-up photo of a black hole late on Wednesday, which swiftly ignited the passion of Chinese net users and space fans, inspiring the creation of a multitude of memes across social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 22:18:28

First image of a black hole captured: astronomers

Astronomers said here Wednesday that they captured the first image of a black hole, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of an unseeable cosmic object and its shadow.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 10:10:24

Chinese astronomers support capturing first-ever image of black hole

Chinese astronomers have made contributions to a global effort to capture the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the distant galaxy M87.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 22:29:50

First image of a black hole captured -- astronomers

Astronomers said Wednesday that they captured the first image of a black hole, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of an unseeable cosmic object and its shadow.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 21:11:55

China's lunar rover travels over 170 meters on moon's far side

China's lunar rover has driven 170.92 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration on the virgin territory.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 21:56:38

Two astronauts complete third 6.5-hour spacewalk this year: NASA

Two flight engineers from the United States and Canada completed the third spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to upgrade the space lab's power capability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 10:10:35

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'

Although black holes have been depicted in film and television works such as the 2014 movie "Interstellar," their true appearances are still a mystery.
Source: CGTN | 2019/4/8 15:15:30

NASA's Curiosity rover captures 2 solar eclipses on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured two solar eclipses on Mars over the past few weeks caused by Phobos and Deimos, Mars' two moons, according to a NASA release on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 19:15:23

China's commercial carrier rocket finishes engine test

China's first carrier rocket for commercial use, the Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), has finished its engine test, paving way for its maiden flight in the first half of 2019, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 15:29:28

NASA plans to land astronauts on Mars by 2033

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced at a congressional testimony on Tuesday a plan to put human to Mars by 2033 and would request more money to fund the ambitious plan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 8:54:23

China's new relay satellite to help video calls possible with space station

A new relay satellite launched late Sunday night will allow videos calls to be made between China's future space station and the ground and provide data transmission and control services for various spacecraft.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 19:33:29

China launches new data relay satellite

China sent a new data relay satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province late Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 9:19:41

Two astronauts complete another 6.5-hour spacewalk this year to swap batteries

Two flight engineers of the United States space agency NASA completed the second spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to upgrade the space lab's power capability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 9:17:13