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Space Exploration Jun 4, 2023

Three Chinese astronauts return safely to Earth

Three Chinese astronauts working at the country's space station have returned safely to Earth, state media reported Sunday, hailing the mission as a "complete success".

Space Exploration May 31, 2023

How much damage will lunar landings do to lunar orbiters?

Multiple missions are destined for the moon in this decade. These include robotic and crewed missions conducted by space agencies, commercial space entities, and non-profit organizations. The risks and hazards of going to ...

Space Exploration May 30, 2023

Chinese mission with first civilian reaches space station

China sent three astronauts to its Tiangong space station on Tuesday, putting a civilian into orbit for the first time as it pursues plans to send a crewed mission to the Moon by 2030.

Space Exploration May 30, 2023

China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond

China successfully launched the latest mission to its Tiangong space station on Tuesday, with a crew that includes its first civilian astronaut.

Space Exploration May 30, 2023

China launches new crew for space station, with eye to putting astronauts on moon before 2030

China launched a new three-person crew for its orbiting space station on Tuesday, with an eye to putting astronauts on the moon before the end of the decade.

Space Exploration May 29, 2023

China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030, expand space station, bring on foreign partners

China's burgeoning space program plans to place astronauts on the moon before 2030 and expand the country's orbiting space station, officials said Monday.

Space Exploration May 26, 2023

Crash of private Japanese moon lander blamed on software, last-minute location switch

A private Japanese moon lander went into free-fall while trying to land on the lunar surface last month, company officials said Friday, blaming a software issue and a last-minute switch in the touchdown location.

Space Exploration May 26, 2023

Over the moon: Dedication to lunar research pays off for China's Chang'e project

Since 2004, China has been pioneering many aspects of lunar exploration with the Chang'e project, of which all five missions were successful in obtaining new information about the moon.

Space Exploration May 15, 2023

Glass fibers in lunar regolith could help build structures on the moon

Through the Artemis Program, NASA plans to send the first astronauts to the moon in over 50 years. Before the decade is over, this program aims to establish the infrastructure that will allow for a "sustained program of lunar ...

Space Exploration May 12, 2023

China has its own secret space plane, and it just landed

A lot has changed since the last Space Age. Unlike the days of Sputnik, Vostok, Mercury, and Apollo, the current era is not defined by two superpowers constantly vying for dominance and one-upmanship. More than ever, international ...

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