Long March rocket fueled to launch Tiangong-1

2011-09-28 16:29:57

A spokesperson with China's manned space program said Wednesday that fuel has been injected into Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket in preparation for launching the Tiangong-1 space module Thursday evening as planned.

China launching Tiangong-1 on Thursday

2011-09-28 09:45:18

China will launch the country's first space laboratory module between 9:16 and 9:31 pm on Thursday.

Launch delays 'will not affect Shenzhou'

2011-09-28 08:07:29

The unmanned Shenzhou VIII, part of China's first spacecraft rendezvous and docking mission, will be launched in early November.

China's first space docking to go on as planned

2011-09-27 23:21:37

China's first space docking will go on as planned despite the rescheduled launch of the unmanned space module Tiangong-1 following a satellite launching failure last month, according to a space program commander.

Capital has designs on global stage

2011-09-27 08:11:50

In an effort to boost technology-driven design, the capital launched an international event on Monday.

Spacecraft ready to go on mission

2011-09-27 07:37:20

Last-minute preparations for the launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft began at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Monday, meaning the vehicle can soon embark on a mission that will eventually have it dock with a spaceship, according to the center.

Nobel winner doubts faster-than-light experiment

2011-09-26 21:52:11

A Nobel laureate on Monday doubted the results of a European experiment that demonstrated the ability of neutrinos to move faster than the speed of light during an interview in preparation for the 2011 Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum.

China to build new-energy auto components base

2011-09-26 19:49:32

Beijing on Sunday signed an agreement with an automobile manufacturer to build the country's largest industrial park for producing components for new-energy vehicles, according to municipal authorities.

Aviation support to facilitate Antarctic research

2011-09-26 19:20:34

China will purchase its first fixed-wing aircraft for the use in Antarctic research expeditions to facilitate aviation support, said a research leader on Sunday.

Last-minute preparations for spacecraft launch

2011-09-26 13:29:59

China is making last-minute preparations to launch the country's first space laboratory module at the end of this week at a launch center in northwest China.

Forecasts signal late-week launch

2011-09-26 07:53:57

Weather forecasts showed that Thursday or Friday might be suitable for launching the Tiangong-1 spacecraft, experts said.

Database of DNA reunites families

2011-09-26 07:53:04

Fu Ming'ai is one of the more than 1,400 abducted children who were helped by a national DNA database, which helps match trafficked children and their parents.