China's space technology was deeply applied in the country's various industries in 2022, forming an all-weather remote sensing monitoring system for infrastructure including all sea areas and islands under its jurisdiction, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Wednesday during the release of the Blue Book of China Aerospace Science and Technology Activities.
China's overall environmental quality in 2022 showed an improving trend, with the proportion of heavily polluted days dropping to below 1 percent for the first time, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Tuesday.
The CR400BF-GZ train, the smartest and most frost-resistant Fuxing bullet train model, was deployed in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Monday. It's the coldest and highest region the model has been used in so far. The Fuxing bullet train has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour.
Marking a good start to another ambitious year for China's space industry, the country successfully carried out two launch missions from different launch sites on Friday, sending China's first all-electric propulsion communications satellite to a preset orbit via a Long March-2C carrier rocket and three other satellites to a designated orbit via a Long March-2D vehicle.
China on Thursday delivered the world's first seaborne drone carrier, the Zhu Hai Yun, capable of operating on its own. The unmanned carrier can be controlled remotely and navigate autonomously in open water. It will undertake marine scientific research and other observations.
The spacecraft code-named SATech-01 was developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellite of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and it has been orbiting the Earth for five months.
SA58, a new anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody nasal spray, has shown favorable efficacy in preventing COVID-19 infection, said two preliminary reports.
A new antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 was approved for clinical application in China recently. The new drug has dual antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects, and has a wide coverage including Delta and Omicron strains, according to one of its developers Air Force Medical University of PLA.
Four out of the total nine of the first batch international experiments are expected to be sent to the China Space Station in 2023, according to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Acting Director Niklas Headman in a recent interview, who also lauded the space station as “truly international” and one that offers an “absolutely fantastic opportunity for researchers around the world.”
Nature, one of the most pioneering scientific journals, published a list of the most anticipated science events around the world in 2023, which included the China-developed world's largest steerable telescope in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory in southern China.
In an interview released Sunday, the US' NASA chief once again smeared China's space missions and vowed to beat China in the “moon race.” The latest barrage of attacks was slammed by Chinese experts as a reflection of a lack of confidence and a dangerous, narrow Cold War mentality in the US.
After concluding six-month stay at the China Space Station and completing first-ever direct handover in orbit in the country's aerospace history, three taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission have safely returned to the Dongfeng landing site in the Gobi Desert, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday.
China's Shenzhou-14 crew, who have stayed at China's space station for half a year, have completed all the assigned tasks and will return to Earth in the coming days, the Global Times learned from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province on Friday.
There is no confirmed evidence in academia that shows the existence of sequelae after recovery from contracting coronavirus, said a senior Chinese epidemiologist in response to the public's concerns on Wednesday.
China's Shenzhou-15 manned spaceship successfully docked with the space station combination early on Wednesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
The first convertor transformer using China-made on-load tap changers have successfully been put into operation on Sunday at a crucial west-to-east power transmission project located in South China's Guangdong Province, according to a report published by xinhuanet.com.
Many cities in China, including Beijing, Central China's Henan Province and North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, are experimenting with the nucleic acid self-testing, with the sampling done by individuals, with health officials responsible for guidance and sample collection.
Scientist couple in Shanghai have cloned a mutant gene in wild maize after 10 years of efforts, significantly increasing the content of maize protein. This study is not only beneficial to the genetic improvement of modern maize grain protein content, but also has important guiding significance for reducing the application of fertilizer and protecting the ecological environment in the future.
Taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission crew are conducting their third spacewalk operation on Thursday, which marked the first extravehicular activities (EVA) after the China Space Station completed its T-shape basic structure assembly on November 3.
Cooperation in the field of vaccine between China and Indonesia continue to expand and deepen to jointly fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, with multiple Chinese biological pharmaceutical enterprises and Indonesian companies signing agreements of cooperation during the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
A combination of Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft and Long March 7 carrier rocket has been rolled onto the launch pad. The cargo spacecraft will ferry goods to the China Space Station: CMSA
China's manned space program has witnessed another milestone, as the Shenzhou-14 taikonauts entered the Mengtian lab module – the third and last part of the three-module China Space Station – on Thursday afternoon, after the new module carried out a transposition to the side docking port, completing in-orbit assembly of the station's T-shape basic structure. As seen on live coverage aired by state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on Thursday, Shenzhou-14 mission commander Chen Dong first entered the Mengtian lab module, followed by his fellow crewmembers Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe.
Mengtian lab module conducted successful transposition in orbit at 9:32 am Thursday, marking that China Space Station completed assembly of T-shape basic structure. Shenzhou-14 taikonauts will enter Mengtian Thursday afternoon.
Chinese researchers have investigated and mapped the first human blood virome of the Chinese population and analyzed the prevalence, abundance and genome coverage of 14 viruses in human blood, which could provide critical information for epidemiology and prevention of viral infections, vaccine development, and virus genomic investigations.
The Mengtian, the third and last part of the three-module China Space Station basic structure that docked with the orbiting combination of earlier modules early on Tuesday, is expected to carry out a transposition maneuver on Thursday, after which the China Space Station will complete the formation of the T-shape structure.
Chinese structural biologist Yan Ning announced on Tuesday that she will resign from Princeton University in the US and join in the establishment of Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research and Translation (SMART) in the near future. The move comes amid efforts by the country to attract more top talent to return to China for opportunities and development.
The Mengtian lab module – the third and final part of the three-module China Space Station's basic structure – made a rendezvous and docked with the Tianhe space station core module at 4:27 am on Tuesday, about 13 hours after being launched, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). The new space lab module docked with the Tianhe at the core module's forward docking port in a steady and highly precise fashion. Next, the Mengtian module will execute a transposition in orbit, and join with earlier modules – the Tianhe core module and Wentian lab module – to complete the T-shape structure for the China Space Station, read a statement the CMSA provided to the Global Times on Tuesday.
Chinese researchers have recently completed the trial deployment of a deep-sea in-situ scientific experiment station in the South China Sea, bringing them one step closer to realizing long-term unmanned research in the deep sea.
Chinese scientific research vessel Exploration-2 (also known as Tansuo-2) has completed its trial deployment of a deep-sea scientific experiment station and returned to the coastal city of Sanya in South China's Hainan Province on Tuesday, carrying the deep-sea manned submersible "Deep-Sea Warrior."
China's first global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite, TanSat, has for the first time detected human-caused carbon dioxide emission signatures, which is one of the most important requirements needed for monitoring global greenhouse gases, according to an international research team.
A new breakthrough has been made in the scientific research of the new generation of "artificial sun" in China with its HL-2M plasma current exceeding 1 million amperes, creating a new record for the operation of controllable nuclear fusion device in the country, the Global Times learned from Southwestern Institute of Physics under the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on Thursday.
China's largest-thrust vacuum liquid oxygen and methane engine, developed by Chinese commercial spaceflight company LandSpace, has successfully completed its full-system test firings which lasted for 20 seconds. The engine maintained stable operations throughout the test, media reports said on Wednesday.
Chinese astronomers have detected record-breaking, most powerful gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the world, boosting the highest-energy GRBs record by almost 20 times and marking the first detection of a GRB with energies above 10 TeV.
A latest research shows that heterologous booster with inhaled adenovirus vector vaccine can generate more neutralizing antibodies against different COVID-19 variants, which is expected to be an effective strategy in preventing the spread of Omicron variant BA.5, one of the major variants that have caused the recent flare-ups in China.
Taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 crew delivered the third session of the Tiangong Classroom lecture series live from the China Space Station Wentian lab module on Wednesday afternoon. It was the Shenzhou-14 crew's first space lecture and also the first time that such a lecture session had been staged in the recently launched Wentian module. More than 400 students including those at the main classroom venue of Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, and from other classroom venues including the Heze Number One Middle School in East China's Shandong Province, Henan Science and Technology Museum in Central China's Henan Province, and Dali New Century Middle School in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, attended the Wednesday lecture.
A group of scientists from China, Russia and Thailand have jointly developed a practical solution to combat light-injection attacks during quantum key distribution (QKD) to ensure the security of quantum communications, Russian media outlet Sputnik reported on Monday. Experts noted that advances in this technology are significant for the transmission of information that requires confidentiality.
Three taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 crew are set to deliver the third live session of the Tiangong Classroom lecture series from the China Space Station combination at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Tuesday. Continuing the tradition of the series, the lecture will be carried out in a space-ground interactive manner, during which Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission commander taikonaut Chen Dong and his fellow crewmembers Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe are expected to present the live and working scenes inside the Wentian lab module.
The Mengtian lab module, the final section of the basic structure of the China Space Station, completed its planned propellant fueling on Sunday, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Monday. According to the CMSA, the Mengtian, after arriving at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province, has completed work including general assembly and testing, and it will carry out a joint examination with the Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket.
China successfully launched two satellites Centispace-S5/S6 with LEO satellite navigation enhancement system from a mobile launch pad in the Yellow Sea off East China's Shandong Province on Friday, via a Long March-11 carrier rocket.
The selection of aerospace experts from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions is of great significance, which not only reflects the recognition and support of the central government to the scientific research capability in Hong Kong and Macao, but also shows the faith and care for young people in the two regions, legislators and experts from Hong Kong and Macao said on Monday, noting that younger generations will seize the opportunity to realize their space dream and better integrate into the country's future development.
China has authorized another domestic oral antiviral drug for clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment, a step further in promoting the development of China's self-developed oral COVID-19 prevention medicine.
Chinese and US astronomers have recently filmed for the first time the magnetic field changes in the surrounding environment just one astronomical unit away from the center of the fast radio burst (FRB) located outside the Milky Way using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST).
The latest batch of scientific research results released by China's first Mars exploration mission show that a large amount of liquid water activity once existed in the landing zone of Zhurong, China's first Mars rover, about one billion years ago. According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), as of Thursday, the Tianwen-1 Mars probe has been in orbit for more than 780 days, travelling a total of 1,921 meters, completing the established scientific exploration tasks and acquiring 1,480 gigabyte (GB) of raw scientific exploration data, China Central Television reported on Sunday.
Scientists with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have conducted more studies and research into lunar samples from the Chang'e-5 robotic mission, which revealed the basalt thickness at its landing region and they estimated that the region has experienced volcanic eruptions at least four times, according to a recent article published on the CAS website.
China is willing to work with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to make COP27 a conference themed on climate change action and will provide more support to PICs in tackling climate change, Chinese representatives said during the China-Pacific Island Countries dialogue and exchange meeting on climate change, which was held in Beijing on Wednesday.
China's aerospace technology researchers announced Tuesday that for the first time the country has conducted a verification flight test on a domestically developed reusable liquid oxygen kerosene engine. The successful maiden flight test marks a major breakthrough in engine reusability development, the Global Times learned from the developers.
China successfully launched the Zhongxing-1E satellite into preset orbit via a Long March-7A carrier rocket – the tallest member of the country's Long March rocket family – from the Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province on Tuesday evening.
China's Phase-4 lunar probe mission, consisting of the Chang'e-6, -7, and -8 to be carried out successively in 10 years, has obtained state approval and is proceeding smoothly, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Saturday. The mission is hoping to explore the Moon's South Pole region and build a basic structure of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS).
China has successfully conducted a whole-craft running test for its 25 ton-level closed expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen rocket engine for the first time recently, which its developers claimed marked the world's largest scale testing for the kind and a key technology breakthrough for the country's development of the new-generation super heavy-lift launch vehicle.
Chinese vaccine manufacturer Sinovac said it is expecting to submit safety and immunogenicity data from the clinical trials for its Omicron-specific candidate to related national authorities and apply for emergency use, the Global Times learned from the company on Monday.
US space agency NASA has been forced to put on hold the launch of the inaugural mission of its ambitious Artemis program for the second time within a week, after the launch team failed to resolve a liquid hydrogen leak despite various troubleshooting procedures ahead of the launch window on Saturday afternoon local time, in what space analysts call a "disappointing but unsurprising" development.
When the hatch to the exterior airlock cabin opened, two Shenzhou-14 crew members poked their heads out into the void in their white spacesuits, and several tools began supporting the Chinese spacewalkers.
Having moved into China's space home for nearly three months, the Shenzhou-14 crew smoothly conducted its first extravehicular activity on Thursday, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said. The entire process took about six hours, and it was the first time that taikonauts ventured out through the airlock cabin in the Wentian lab module, which just arrived at the space station about a month ago.
Chinese scientists have identified a new gene, the deficiency of which may lead to a rare, life-threatening blood disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
China's first solar probing satellite released its observation results in Beijing on Tuesday, setting five "world's firsts" which are of great significance to solar exploration missions and will boost China's influence in the field of space science. Since its launch in October 2021, the satellite has collected and transmitted some 50 terabits (Tb) of observation data and 300 Tb of scientific data, all of it open for world players to share, and these observations have already been widely applied by scholars in the US, France and Germany, the Global Times learned from the project developer.
China's new-generation manned rocket, which is currently under development, will possess the capability to send taikonauts to the Moon by around 2030, Global Times has learned from China's state-owned space giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
Chinese paleontologists analyzed fish fossils left in ancient stratums and found that the Yangtze River basin in southern China was ocean some 438 million years ago that connected the region to the Tarim Basin which now lies in China's arid northwest.
ZK-1 solid propellent rocket made its successful maiden flight from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Wednesday, sending six satellites into preset orbit.
A recent report by US magazine The National Interest demonized China's achievements in space by interpreting China's space exploration missions, including the lunar program and manned spaceflight, as "threats to US leadership in space" and a "detriment to US national security." This report is just the tip of iceberg in the US' sustained attempts to suppress and discredit China's space program. The US has also published military reports that incorrectly describe China's military capabilities in space, with the new NASA chief personally slandering China's space achievements, to promote the mindset of a new Cold War in space and the "China threat" theory. But facts show that the US is the biggest threat in space with its space hegemony based on its technological advantages. Meanwhile, China sees space as a new field to expand international cooperation while sharing its achievements with other countries by providing them with opportunities to make use of space resources.
Some 13 hours after the launch from the tropical island of South China's Hainan Province, China's Wentian lab module successfully arrived at the China Space Station in the early hours on Monday and docked with the Tianhe core cabin, marking the country's first time that two 20-ton spacecraft have completed docking maneuver in orbit.
A new record for horizontal drilling technology under complex geological conditions was set by a Chinese hydropower company on Wednesday, with the termination depth reaching as deep as 775.6 meters below the ground. In an ultra-deep horizontal drilling task undertaken by the Power China Chengdu Engineering Corporation in a large-scale hydropower project in Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region, the company set a new record of 775.6 meters for horizontal drilling technology under complex geological conditions in the hydropower industry.
A Chinese expedition recently discovered a large "red mountain" in Hoh Xil, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, which could be dated back to the late Cretaceous or Paleogene period between 70 and 30 million years ago.
The combination of China's space station lab module Wentian and the Long March-5B Y3 carrier rocket has been transferred to a launch pad, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Monday, which revealed that it will be launched at an appropriate time in the near future. A slew of pre-launch function checks and joint tests will be carried out in the following days, the CMSA noted. The logo for this launch mission has also been released on the same day.
In a move to play increasingly role in global efforts to safeguard Planet Earth, China has recently begun constructing a new high-definition deep-space active observation facility in the country's southwest Chongqing municipality, with goals including boosting its defense capability against near-Earth asteroid as well as sensing capability for the Earth-Moon system.
Chinese scientists have recently made a significant breakthrough in the hyperfine wind observation with coherent Doppler wind LIDAR, demonstrating for the first time in the world the high spatial and temporal resolutions of 3 meters and 0.1 seconds respectively.
Chinese and Australian astronomers have jointly discovered a binary system that has just experienced a common envelope ejection, the first time in history to have found direct observational evidence for the key process of common envelope evolution, said a study published at a peer-reviewed scientific journal on Thursday, the Global Times learned from the Yunnan Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (YNO).
China has made new strides forward in managing space junk, as it has successfully unfolded a 25-square-meter deorbiting sail in-orbit for the payload capsule of a recently launched rocket. This marked the first time in the world a deorbiting sail system has been deployed in such a way, the Global Times learned from the system developers on Tuesday.
Chinese scientists found for the first time high-pressure minerals in the lunar regolith samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 lunar probe. The discovery provides important evidence of the presence of impact ejecta near the craters in the sampling area of Chang'e-5, which was previously determined through the analysis of remote sensing data.
An international team led by Chinese scientists discovered and located the first persistently active repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with the help of the world's largest radio telescope, China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which indicated the evolution of FRBs and may help scientists understand the origin of the brightest radio waves emanating from billions of light years outside the galaxy.
China's Tianhe space station core module and Tianzhou-3, -4 cargo spacecraft combination has received a new crew of taikonauts, some 10 hours after the mission was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province on Sunday.
China's Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship successfully docks with Tianhe space station core module
A joint commission on space cooperation of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was established, kicking off a new chapter of joint observation and data sharing of remote sensing satellites among the five member states, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Wednesday.
Chinese aerospace experts on Thursday slammed NASA's Administrator Bill Nelson for his "ridiculous" and "outrageous" remarks after the senior official alleged that China is "good at stealing" American designs in a "space race."
The world's first ship with an intelligent unmanned system was launched in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday.
The first clinic research of China's antiviral oral drug against SARS-CoV-2, VV116, was published on Tuesday. The study shows the drug can effectively treat patients infected with the Omicron variant with mild symptoms in early stages.
The first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way was unveiled on Thursday thanks to the efforts of astronomers from around the world, including 17 from China.
Chinese researchers have detected water-bearing minerals on Mars by analyzing data collected by the country's Zhurong rover that is currently trekking on the surface on the Red Planet.
As this year's first supply run for the construction of China's space station, the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft successfully carried out a fast rendezvous and docking with the Tianhe core module on Tuesday morning.
Tasked to ferry supplies for the following Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of China Space Station, Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft riding atop the Long March-7 Y5 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's tropical island province of Hainan on Tuesday early morning around 1:56 am.
A Chinese research team has adopted a new strategy to design a new COVID-19 vaccine that has shown to be highly effective in mice and macaques against infections by Delta and Omicron strains.
Having bagged numerous milestones in the space sector in 2021 and in the middle of a busy schedule for China's space station construction missions, China kick-started its annual Space Day of China celebrations themed “Space inspires dreams” on Sunday in South China's tropical island province of Hainan, home to Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, known as the home port of space station launch missions.
China is planning on building an asteroid monitoring and defense system, and plans to carry out a technical experiment as early as 2025 on a threatening asteroid by closely tracking and attacking it to change its orbit, China National Space Administration (CNSA) deputy head Wu Yanhua disclosed on this year's Space Day of China, which fell on Sunday.
Despite the fact that production of COVID-19 vaccines has expanded vigorously around the world, many countries still have an urgent need. The key issues to be addressed currently are vaccine accessibility and affordability, areas where China has done a good job and has become a leader in the world by committing to make vaccines a global public good, experts said at a panel themed "Narrowing the Vaccine Gap" at the 2022 Boao Forum for Asia on Wednesday.
A new study reported record low Antarctic sea-ice extent in February, showing for the first time the sea-ice extent in the Antarctic shrank to below 2 million square kilometers since 1978, the launch of satellite observations of the poles.
As Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, crew of the Shenzhou-13 mission, have completed exactly 180 days working and living inside China's orbiting Tianhe space station core module on Thursday, many are counting the hours for their glorious return to Earth after a six-month mission, the longest in the country's aerospace history.
Members of the American space community, including former NASA astronauts, were invited by the Chinese Embassy in the US to a space Q&A session on Saturday. During the event, three Chinese taikonauts connected with US students to answer their questions and make demonstrations in space.
Automatic throat swab robots have been launched in China to collect samples in COVID-19 testing, with reasonable sampling accuracy and efficiency. The developers said that they have gotten inquiries from several Chinese cities such as Omicron-hit Shanghai, and the robots could replace humans in this process in the future.
China's Shenzhou-13 crew to return to Earth by mid-April, preparation underway: CMSA
With the precise control and close monitoring of ground controllers, China's Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft made its re-entry to Earth's atmosphere at 6:40 pm on Thursday after detaching from the Tianhe space station core module earlier this week, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
A species of diurnal owls was identified from a piece of fossil found on northeastern edge of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau in China, giving clues on how the diurnal birds evolved in the mostly nocturnal species.
Long March-6A, China's new-generation medium-sized launch vehicle, conducted a successful maiden flight at 5:50 pm on Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province, sending two satellites into preset orbits.
China has determined more than 40 chemical elements in the lunar soil samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 mission with nuclear technology, a scientist team revealed on Sunday. The discovery will serve as an important reference for the study of the formation and evolution of the Moon and will also boost the utilization of lunar resources, experts said.
Based on monitoring data collected by China's Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) and European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia Mission, astronomers have obtained the most accurate information so far concerning large samples of stellar ages, and their work suggests that the Milky Way is older than has long been believed.
The Shenzhou-13 taikonauts successfully delivered a second live session of the Tiangong classroom lecture series from China's Tianhe space station core module some 400 kilometers above Earth on Wednesday, and this time students from the Xinjiang Uygur and Xizang autonomous regions joined the interesting space-Earth interaction.
Chinese human genetic resources will be banned for use abroad, China's Ministry of Science and Technology stipulated in its draft rules for the implementation of the regulations on the management of human genetic resources. The proposal was released on Tuesday for public consultation.
China has successfully completed final tests on the last set of high-thrust hydrogen-oxygen engines that will power the Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket to ferry the country's space station Mengtian laboratory module into orbit, the Global Times learned from project insiders on Tuesday.
With the development of space tours during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the general public in China may have a chance to visit the country's space station in the next decade, revealed China's first astronaut Yang Liwei, China's, a month before the Shenzhou-13 crew wrap up their epic six-month stay in their space home.
China plans to retrieve samples from Mars by 2030, said Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program and member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). China will also study plans for exploration of the boundaries of the solar system, Wu noted.
China to send six taikonauts in two batches to space this year: chief designer of manned space program
To help with holding a “green” Winter Olympic Games, the refrigerant used in ice hockey and curling venues provides a 65 percent reduction in global warming potential (GWP) in a cost-effective and energy efficient way, the manufacturer of the refrigerant told the Global Times on Friday.