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First Chinese Woman Astronaut returns today.

China’s Shenzhou-9 spacecraft  returned to Earth with its three crew members following a 13-day mission today including China’s first female Astronaut Liu Yang, State television showed images of the capsule…

China Launches Astronauts to it’s Station, Including First Female

China’s Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, powered by a Long March 2F rocket, was shown live on state television from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert in western China.  On…

China Announced The Astronaut Crew for Saturday Launch

China has announced the three people it will be sending up for its first manned docking spaceflight, to be launched Saturday, June 16. The crew of the Shenzhou 9 space docking mission met…

China to Launch First Manned Mission to Orbiting Space Laboratory

China will launch its first manned mission to its orbiting space laboratory in mid-June, according to state media reports and the country’s human spaceflight agency. They will be using a March…

China will place Astronauts on their space lab in August

China placed a space lab Tiangong-1 int orbit last September 2011, were you paying attention? It has been on orbit and undergoing checkout operations. This August they have announced that…