Chinese Space News

Shenzhou 11 crew return to Earth

November 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

The two-man crew of the Shenzhou 11 mission returned to Earth safely in the afternoon of Friday 18 November, after a record 32-day spaceflight mission – the longest duration in the history of China’s human spaceflight programme. [...]

Long March 5 completes maiden mission

November 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Despite an eventful launch countdown, China’s new-generation Long March 5 heavy-lift launcher successfully completed its maiden mission on 3 November, giving the country an orbital launch capability in the same league as the U.S., Russia, and ESA. [...]