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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

Third MC-21 Airliner Begins Flight Testing Despite US Sanctions

Earlier, the Russian government estimated that an additional 2.7 billion rubles (about US$40.7 million) in funding would be necessary for the creation of domestic composite wing materials for the MC-21 to replace components sourced in the United States and Japan which have been made unavailable by US sanctions.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/3/29 9:39:36

Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Ready for Space, ISS Launches - Roscosmos

One of the routes opened for launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets from the Vostochny space center can be used to launch manned and cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesperson for the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos told Sputnik on Sunday.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/3/29 9:36:44

China completes compatibility test on core parts of rocket engine

Chinese engineers have successfully carried out a compatibility test on the turbopump and gas generator of rocket engine on Sunday, according to China Daily on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 13:49:31

Feature: A BeiDou superstar

Shoulder-length hair, black leather jacket, arms across her chest, a faint smile, Xu Ying graces the cover of a youth magazine.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 17:31:10

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites put into service

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites, the Gaofen-5 and Gaofen-6, were officially put into service on Thursday after completing in-orbit tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:48:25

Russia ready to help US if tests of new manned spacecraft delayed: Roscosmos

Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos is ready to assist the United States if Washington's tests of new manned spacecraft are delayed, Roscosmos's chief said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:52:17

China's space research finds microgravity promotes iPS cells regenerative potential

Research findings from China's Tianzhou-1 Space Mission have shown that the microgravity environment in space promotes heart cell differentiation of mice induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, providing new perspectives on future human space travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 15:22:20

China developing key technologies on heavy-lift rocket

China has made significant progress in the development of the key technologies of the heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-9, which is expected to make its maiden flight around 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 14:39:28