Tag: China Space Program

China Launches 3 Astronauts on Shenzhou-12 and Docks at New Space Station on 1st Human Spaceflight Since 2016

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a major advance demonstrating the growing prowess of China’s technological and scientific progress China successfully launched a trio of astronauts on the country’s first human spaceflight mission since 2016 on the Shenzhou-12 capsule, Thursday, June 17-  who soon rendezvoused and docked about six and a half hours later at the Tianhe

China Names 3 Astronauts for Next Human Spaceflight Mission on Shenzhou-12 Launching June 17 to New Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Chinese space officials named the crew for the country’s next human spaceflight mission now targeting launch on the Shenzhou-12 capsule on Thursday, June 17 on the first crewed mission to their new space station Tiangong – orbiting in low Earth orbit since liftoff in late April. The three man crew was revealed

China Zhurong Rover rolls onto Mars Starting Mobile Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – China’s Zhurong rover rolled onto Mars, Saturday, May 22, starting its mobile 3 month long mission to explore the Red Planet  after successfully becoming the first ever Chinese spacecraft to soft land on the 4th rock from the Sun a week earlier, on May 14 on the plains of Utopia Planitia. “China’s