Chinese Moon Station planned for ‘in about ten years’

“Hey, I can see my house from here!”

China launches its second space lab into Earth’s orbit, preps for full fledged space station in 2020s

Another stepping stone in China’s long road to achieve space dominance.

China completes first manned space docking with Tiangong-1

This Monday, China took a historic step forward after the nation’s manned spacecraft Shenzhou-9 successfully docked the Tiangong 1 space station test platform. This marks the first time a Chinese mission crew docks with a space platform. Also, another unprecedented event occurred – the first ever female Chinese astronaut to travel in space. The Shenzhou-9 capsule was launched Saturday from  Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Second Chinese space docking is a sound success

On November 1st, only a few weeks ago, China opened a new chapter in its space program after successfully docking two unmanned spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, an unprecedent event for the nation. On Monday, Shenzhou 8 craft re-docked with the Tiangong 1 module, the later which is set to become the first component for China’s own space station. This second re-docking

China’s first ever space docking mission set for today

In just a few hours, at 5 p.m. EDT, China will make another giant leap forward in its ever ambitious space program after it will launch the Shenzhou 8 spacecraft in a premiere mission for the nation, which will involve an unmanned docking with the Tiangong-1 spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Besides the PR-driven first docking, the Shenzhou holds a particularily important

Tiangong-1 Chinese space-dock set to launch this week

The Chinese space program is set to made a giant leap later this week, when its first orbiting docking station, the Tiangong-1, is set to be launched. Tiangong could pave the way for a future Chinese space station and for exploration further afield, most likely the moon, a long sought after destination by the Chinese. Last-minute preparations for the launch