Amazing Imagery Captures Plummeting Chinese Rocket Seen by Villagers

Amazing images of falling rocket debris from a spent Chinese booster were captured in the final moments of its plummet back to Earth outside a remote village located in southwest China. The images were taken by a photo journalist during the final seconds of the descent of the first stage of the Long March 3A […]

Chinese Unmanned Lunar Orbiter Returns Home Safely, Paves Path for Ambitious Lunar Sample Return

A Chinese robotic probe has just successfully completed the first round trip to the Moon and back home in four decades that paves the path for China’s next great space leap forward – an ambitious mission to return samples from the lunar surface later this decade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the unmanned Chang’e-5 T1 test […]

China Launches Moon Mission to Test Key Lunar Sample Return Technologies

China launched a robotic mission to the Moon today (Oct. 23 EDT/Oct. 24 BJT) that will test a slew of key technologies required for safely delivering samples gathered from the Moon’s surface and returning them to Earth later this decade for analysis by researchers. Today’s unmanned launch of what has been dubbed “Chang’e-5 T1” is […]