17 Jun 2021

As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

Three Chinese astronauts arrived at China’s under-construction space station on Thursday. The arrival begins what China’s government is expecting to be a decade of presence by Chinese astronauts in orbit. The astronauts docked in spacecraft, Shenzhou-12, after six hours and 32 minutes after blast off in the Gobi Desert. The

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29 Apr 2021

China launches first module of new space station

China has launched a module of its new permanent space station, marking the latest move in Beijing’s increasingly ambitious solo space program. The module contains living quarters for crew members and was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center utilizing a Long March 5B rocket. According to projections, China hopes

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