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Beijing Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: While we were spacewalking on Wednesday the population of humans in space grew by 43%. We are seven on the International Space Station, and China launched three astronauts into space: Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo. 👏 Welcome! :)

Radar Imagery of Tiangong-1

In the next few days, an unoccupied Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to reenter the atmosphere following the end of its operational life.

SpaceRef and NASAWatch editor Keith Cowing was interviewed live on China Global Television Network last night about the 5 year agreement that China and Russia have reached regarding various aspects of space exploration.

ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in August 2017 for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai.

A team of Chinese scientists has realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1200 km.

CNSA has released imagery taken by a smallsat deployed the other day that shows Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11

Shenzhou-11 Docks With Tiangong-2

China's Shenzhou-11 has docked with the Tiangong-2 Space Station.

Shenzhou-11 Is In Orbit

China placed the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts aboard into orbit today.

On Tuesday, September 27th the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will held a hearing on "Are We Losing the Space Race to China."

China launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory module on a Long March 2F rocket today. The two year year mission of Tiangong-2 will see two Chinese astronauts occupy the space lab for up to a month at a time to perform a variety of scientific experiments.

SMOS Gets Help From Tibet

Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world.

Update: The Yutu rover has been deployed and is driving on the lunar surface.

The Chinese Shenzhou-10 landed safely in Inner Mongolia at 8:08 p.m. ET (8:08 a.m. Beijing time) returning the three astronauts to Earth after a 15 day mission. The astronauts were reported to be in good shape and feeling well. Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping performed experiments and did two docking tests with the orbiting Chinese space lab module Tiangong-1, one automatic and the other manual.