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Zhurong Rover Takes China To Mars

As China’s first rover on Mars, Zhurong is set to probe the Red Planet’s magnetic field and search for subsurface water, making its mark in a new era of space voyages.

To Infinity And Beyond: The Scientists Taking Asia To Space

In celebration of Space Day 2021, Asian Scientist Magazine shines a light on the three pioneers who paved the way for the region’s space exploration efforts.

China’s Chang’e-5 Journeys To The Moon And Back

Carrying the first moon samples in 44 years, China’s Chang’e-5 probe is now set to return to Earth.

Chang’e-4 Makes Historic Landing On Far Side Of Moon

In a world's first, China lands its lunar probe Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon.

The China Space Friends Club

The US refuses to collaborate with China on space missions, but no matter: the Asian powerhouse has the rest of the world in its corner.

Chinese Satellite To Give Dutch Radio Antenna A Ride To The Moon

The radio antenna will detect radio waves, helping scientists find clues to the origins of the universe.

Chang’e-3 Will Finally Make Moon Landing

The Chang'e-3 mission, which is scheduled to be launched by the end of 2013, will see the lunar exploration orbiter’s first ever soft-landing on the moon.

China Prepares For First Lunar Return Mission

An experimental version of the Chang'e-5 lunar explorer will be launched before 2015 to carry out re-entry tests on the capsule, said its chief designer.

China To Launch Tiangong-2 Space Module In 2015 As Precursor To Space Station

The Tiangong-2 lab module will be launched in two years as a precursor to the building of a space station in 2020.

China To Launch Shenzhou-10 Spacecraft Later This Year

China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft will be launched sometime between June and August, the China National Space Administration announced.