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China’s Steady Space Progress Takes Another Leap
June 18, 2021

China’s Steady Space Progress Takes Another Leap

By Namrata Goswami
With the Shenzhou-12 launch and arrival of astronauts to the Tianhe core module, Beijing’s space ambitions are on target.

Chinese Crew Enters New Space Station on 3-month Mission
June 17, 2021

Chinese Crew Enters New Space Station on 3-month Mission

By Sam McNeil
The mission is the third of 11 planned through next year to add the additional sections to the station and send up crews and supplies.
Rocket on Pad, China Ready to Send First Crew to Space Station
June 11, 2021

Rocket on Pad, China Ready to Send First Crew to Space Station

By Associated Press
Three astronauts will blast off next week to spend three months on China’s new Tianhe space station.

China Moves Toward a Permanent Space Presence
May 01, 2021

China Moves Toward a Permanent Space Presence

By Namrata Goswami
The launch of the first piece of China's space station is a big step toward achieving a long-standing goal.

China Launches Core Space Station Module
April 29, 2021

China Launches Core Space Station Module

By Abhijnan Rej
The country expects to complete construction of its space station, called Tiangong, next year.

China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base
March 10, 2021

China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long planned to set up a manned lunar research station. Now it has its first international partner.

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?
January 22, 2021

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
From a Mars mission to the beginnings of a new space station, this year will be full of milestones for China.
China’s Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes
December 16, 2020

China’s Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes

By Brantly Womack
The U.S. has long frozen China out of space cooperation. That hasn’t stopped China from making substantial progress.

What China’s Upcoming Space Station Means for the World
June 02, 2018

What China’s Upcoming Space Station Means for the World

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The planned space station will give China a powerful diplomatic tool for influence.

China Aims for the Moon – and Beyond
February 14, 2018

China Aims for the Moon – and Beyond

By Nayef Al-Rodhan
China’s space program, past, present, and future.

China’s Unique Space Ambitions
August 03, 2016

China’s Unique Space Ambitions

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
China’s space program is venturing beyond simply seeking prestige and status.
China to Launch Second Space Lab in 2016
March 01, 2016

China to Launch Second Space Lab in 2016

By Shannon Tiezzi
China will both launch the Tiangong-2 and conduct its next manned space mission in the second half of this year.

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