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Shenzhou-11 returns Chinese duo to Earth


The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 – and most importantly its crew of two taikonauts – have successfully returned to Earth after China’s longest crewed mission into space. The spacecraft undocked from…

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Shenzhou-11 docks with Tiangong-2 in latest Chinese space station mission


The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 – and its crew of two taikonauts – has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space module at 19:24 UTC. The docking begins a month long mission in…

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Chinese duo launched to begin Shenzhou-11 mission


Following weeks of secrecy, China has launched its sixth crewed space mission on Sunday. The launch of Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong on Shenzhou-11 took place at 23:30…

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China prepares for Shenzhou-11 crew announcement for launch to Tiangong-2


Following the successful launch of Tiangong-2 space module earlier in September, China is now gearing up for the launch of its next crewed space mission, Shenzhou-11. The next…

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Three person crew of China’s Shenzhou-10 return to Earth


The Chinese Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has returned its three member crew safely back to Earth following a 15 day mission in space, most of which involved docked operations with…

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China’s Shenzhou-10 successfully docks with Tiangong-1


The three member crew of Shenzhou-10 docked with the Tiangong-1 space module at 05:11 UTC on Thursday, marking the start of 12 days of docked operations. The arrival…

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China launches three person crew on Shenzhou-10


The Chinese have launched their fifth crewed space mission on Tuesday via the Shenzhou-10 mission. The launch of the Long March 2F/G rocket was on schedule at 09:38…

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Shenzhou-9 successfully returns to Earth


The three member crew of China’s Shenzhou-9 have safely returned to Earth, following a successful – and historic – docked mission with the unmanned space module Tiangong-1. The…

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Shenzhou-9 successfully conducts manual docking test with Tiangong-1


More than half way through their mission, the crew of Shenzhou-9 have accomplished another major flight objective, as the spacecraft successfully conducted the manual docking test with the…

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China’s Shenzhou-9 successfully docks with Tiangong-1


The three person crew of Shenzhou-9 – including the first Chinese woman to fly in space – have successfully conducted the first crewed docking for their country. Docking…

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Chinese Long March 2F/G launches Shenzhou-9 on historic mission


Four years after the launch of the historical Shenzhou-7 EVA mission, China is writing another chapter his space history with the launch of the manned Shenzhou-9 mission. On board,…

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China successfully launches Shenzhou-8 via Long March 2F


The second part of the Chinese space docking trilogy has premiered with the successful launch of the unmanned Shenzhou-8 at 21:58 UTC on Monday. The launch took place…

China’s Shenzhou-7 launched via Chang Zheng-2F


After three years of training and planning, China has launched the Shenzhou-7 mission on Thursday, marking an important step in the Chinese space exploration effort. Lift-off occurred at…

China delays Shenzhou-7 to 2008


China has postponed the third of their manned space missions until 2008 – a delay of six months – due to the need for more preparation time on…

Shenzhou VI astronauts land safely


China’s second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI has touched down successfully in Inner Mongolia after orbiting the Earth for five days. The country stepped up a gush of patriotic…

China launches Shenzhou VI


China has launched its second manned mission, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on time at 9am local time. The mission has been largely shrouded in secrecy in…

Shenzhou VI to Return China to Orbit


China’s dream of a permanent manned presence on the space frontier will be one step closer to reality, if all goes according to the plans of the morning…

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Chinese Long March 2D launches VRSS-2


China launched the second remote sensing satellite for Venezuela using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle on Monday. This was the first use of the CZ-2 rocket…

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China launches X-ray telescope via Long March 4B


Initially scheduled for launch back in 2010, China has finally launched the long-awaited Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) using a Long March-4B (Chang Zheng-4) launch vehicle from the Jiuquan…

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Tianzhou-1 – China launches and docks debut cargo resupply


China is taking another significant step on the road towards a permanent presence in space, following the Long March 7 (TZ-1) launch of Tianzhou-1 – the first Chinese…