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Three astronauts reach ISS for five-month mission

Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for a five-month mission on Wednesday following a night-time launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 22:58:40

Chinese cargo spacecraft completes automated fast-docking with space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, completed an automated fast-docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 11:58 pm Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:46:16

Chinese astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

An international research team led by Chinese astronomers revealed an evidence of dynamical dark energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:34:02

World's 1st atmosphere observation system to be brought to Tibet

The world's first complex atmospheric observation system will be brought to Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region before October to monitor the atmosphere, experts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 23:13:40

UK space official sees China as natural partner in satellite applications

With China's growing investment in space science and technology and its increasing market demand for satellite applications, countries like Britain are looking to work more closely with China in the area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:32:55

'You Are Not Alone:' Humanity Sends Message to Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

William Shatner, a.k.a. the Star Treck's OG Captain Kirk, beamed the best message of goodwill to Voyager 1, which has been exploring the outer planets for 40 years.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/9/7 19:30:08

China's future Mars simulation base in Qinghai

Photo taken on Aug. 18, 2017 shows China's future Mars simulation base in Hongya (Red Cliff) region of Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:44:33

China, Britain to promote space education

Leading space scientists from Britain and China signed a partnership agreement here on Wednesday which aims to promote and strengthen both sides' space education and space culture activities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:58:07

China's first Mars simulation base planned for science, ecotourism

Planners have mapped out a 400-million-yuan (61 million US dollars) development plan to turn a red rock basin in China into a Mars scientific research base and eco-tourism site.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 18:56:36

NASA astronaut smashes record

A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/3 23:03:39

Breakthrough Listen initiative detects 15 high-energy radio bursts from distant galaxy

Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source known as FRB 121102.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:27:24

Huge asteroid called Florence to pass close to Earth: NASA

The largest asteroid in more than a century will whiz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 7 million kilometers, NASA said
Source: AFP | 2017/8/31 22:38:40

China plans to launch 156 low Earth orbit satellites by 2025

China plans to launch 156 small satellites by 2025 to provide Internet services in low signal areas and places with adverse natural environment, according to an announcement by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 21:33:39

Massive asteroid to safely pass by Earth this week

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, at a distance of about 7 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 9:24:19

NASA's Johnson Space Center remains closed due to Hurricane Harvey

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Tuesday that its Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston will remain closed to non-mission essential personnel, due to Tropical Storm Harvey.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/30 17:49:50

China, Russia to have smooth space cooperation: expert

Deeper mutual trust between China and Russia will ensure smooth cooperation on joint space exploration, which has clear military use and will also benefit both countries' aeronautic and space undertakings, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 22:43:39

NASA's Johnson Space Center closed amid flood, but ISS operations continue

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston remained closed on Monday to all but mission-critical staff, due to heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey, according to the space agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/29 14:33:03

NASA's next Mars mission to probe deep interior of red planet

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s next Mars mission known as InSight, which is on track for a 2018 liftoff, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars, the agency announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/29 8:25:37