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Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

Three astronauts arrived Saturday for their mission aboard the International Space Station after Russia's Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft carried them into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 11:48:38

Tiangong-2's controlled re-entry shows China's international responsibility: chief designer

China's space lab Tiangong-2 successfully left orbit and re-entered the atmosphere on Friday night in a controlled manner after more than 1,000 days in service, with a small amount of debris falling into a designated security area in the South Pacific Ocean and most of the spacecraft burned in the atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:24:58

China's space lab Tiangong-2 to reenter atmosphere under control

China's space lab Tiangong-2 is scheduled to reenter the Earth's atmosphere Friday night (Beijing time), the China Manned Space Engineering Agency announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:38:29

China expected to send man to moon by 2035: observers

With the coming 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a Chinese aerospace expert speculated that China would be able to achieve its own manned lunar landing by around 2035, establishing a permanent lunar base rather than NASA's symbolic footprint of 1969.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 22:13:41

NASA's camera spots Curiosity rover at Mars' "Woodland Bay"

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the US space agency NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted its Curiosity Mars rover in a new image taken from space, according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/13 17:49:09

China to launch 100 additional satellites by 2025: official

Nearly 100 Chinese satellites will be launched into space before 2025, adding to the more than 200 that are already in orbit, said a Chinese official on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 15:00:31

NASA scientists develop new technique to spot failing infrastructure from space

NASA scientists have developed a new technique for analyzing satellite data that can reveal subtle structural changes, according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 10:39:30

NASA's Hubble telescope captures stellar fireworks show

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an ongoing fireworks show in the universe which started 170 years ago when a doomed super-massive star went through a titanic celestial outburst.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/2 10:40:40

China's ocean observation satellites put into operation

China's two ocean observation satellites, HY-1C and HY-2B, have completed their in-orbit delivery, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/29 23:03:18

SpaceX launches rocket with 24 satellites

The US private space company SpaceX launched its rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday carrying 24 satellites into three different orbits in the "most difficult ever" mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:17:28

NASA starts new efforts to resume heat probe to study inner temperature of Mars

NASA InSight lander's mission team started new efforts on Saturday to try to get InSight's heat probe digging again on Mars, said the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/23 14:41:52

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures tumultuous clouds of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a stunning compilation image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet, according to a picture released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 18:50:49

Astronomers capture first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst

An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion, known as gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 11:11:30

Nine intl experiments accepted aboard China Space Station

Nine scientific experiments from across the world were accepted to be conducted aboard the upcoming China Space Station, with six fully and three conditionally accepted, the United Nations and China announced in Vienna on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/12 20:06:22

NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price

The US space agency NASA announced Friday that it is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for private citizens, with a hefty price tag.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/8 12:27:49

NASA's InSight team makes new attempt to help heat probe working

Scientists and engineers have worked out a new plan for getting NASA InSight lander's heat probe digging again on Mars, according to a latest release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 14:44:15

Carrier rocket's sea launch safer, cheaper: experts

Despite a complicated marine environment, China successfully launched a Long March-11 carrier rocket at sea for the first time on Wednesday, which experts hailed as a safer and more economical way of rocket launch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 17:45:59

Test for intelligent navigation system completed in Beijing airport

The test for an intelligent navigation system has been completed at the Beijing Capital International Airport, CAAC News reported citing sources with the airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/5 17:38:30