Tag Archives: China

China’s First Space Station Supply “Tianzhou 1” Coming Up

Image credit & copyright: China News. Launch Alert! Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:40 UTC (07:40 EDT) a Chinese Long March 7 (Y2) rocket will lift off from Launch Pad 201 at the Wenchang Space Center on Hainan Island to … Continue reading

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Chinese Crew to Depart for a Space Station Vacation

Image credit & copyright: Central China Television (CCTV). Launch Alert! On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 23:30 UTC (19:30 EDT) China will launch the beautiful Long March 2F rocket with Shenzhou 11 spacecraft along with two taikonauts from the Jiquan … Continue reading

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China’s Second Mini Space Station to Launch Today

Image credit & copyright: China Daily. Launch Alert: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:10 EDT (14:10 UTC) China’s national space agency will be launching a Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong 2 “Heavenly Palace” mini space station into low … Continue reading

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EARTH & MOON FROM CHINA’S CHANG’E-5T1

Image Credit & Copyright: Xinhua News. Launched on Thursday, October 23 at 17:59 UTC (01:59 on Friday Beijing Time) a Long March-3C rocket launched the Chang’e-5T1 spacecraft to the Moon, embarking on an eight day mission to circle the Moon, … Continue reading

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GREAT WALL COMET

GREAT WALL COMET Photo Credit: Jiajie Zhang: CLICK photo for larger view and look below for information and links. What a fantastic photo of Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy over the Panlongshan “Coiled Dragon” section of the Great Wall of China. … Continue reading

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MILKY WAY OVER YUNNAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

MILKY WAY OVER YUNNAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY Photo Credit: Jeff Dai: CLICK for larger image or see below for links and info. This is a beautiful capture of the arc of the Winter Milky Way over the 2.4 meter Yunnan Astronomical … Continue reading

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GREAT VIDEO OF CHANGE3 LANDING IN SINUS IRIDUM “BAY OF RAINBOWS”.

GREAT VIDEO OF CHANGE3 LANDING IN SINUS IRIDUM “BAY OF RAINBOWS”. Video Credit: China National Space Administration (CNSA) Just released today is the on board descent and landing video from ChangE3. ChangE3 touched down on the lunar surface in Sinus … Continue reading

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