China's space missions have not included any programs that directly serve defense purposes, a senior space program official said Friday.
Toxic fuel in the Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, stuck in Earth orbit, is unlikely to survive re-entry and endanger life.
The successful space docking mission marks a new start for China to acquire more sophisticated technologies to reach deep space.
Unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-IIX landed after completing China's first-ever space docking mission.
The Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft will return to Earth Thursday evening following China's first space docking procedure with space lab module Tiangong-1.
A senior Chinese commerce official said on Wednesday that the country will work to optimize the import mix of mechanical and electronic products so they can play a bigger role in China's restructuring efforts.
China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 is preparing for return to earth.
China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 successfully re-disengaged from the prototype space lab Tiangong-1 at 6:30 pm on Wednesday Beijing time.
China is asking netizens to help name its new 8,000-metric-ton polar icebreaker.
Emergency-response centers in the capital are in talks to improve the coverage of airlift rescue.
China's two unmanned spacecraft separated and then re-docked smoothly on Monday
China successfully completed Monday the country's second space docking that linked the unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 again with the prototype space lab Tiangong-1.