Tag: China

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 Change’5 Probe Collects Lunar Surface Samples, Blasts Off for Historic Return to Earth

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After an action packed 19 hours of intense precision work to successfully gather and store pristine samples of lunar soil and rocks yesterday, the ascent vehicle component of China’s bold and ambitious Change’5 moon probe blasted off today, Dec. 3, from Earths nearest neighbor to meet up with the orbiting return capsule

China Change’5 Moon Mission Achieves Orbit, Starts Descent for Lunar Landing and Historic Sample Return

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following a flawless launch on a Chinese heavy lift Long March 5 rocket on 23 November and a 112 hour translunar voyage the historic Change’5 moon mission who’s ambitious goal is to grab and return the first lunar soil and rock samples from Earths nearest neighbor in 4 decades achieved orbit around