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3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission

Dec. 04, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert on Sunday after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country’s ambitious space program, state TV reported. A capsule carrying commander Chen Dong and astronauts Liu...

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Nov. 30, 2022 00:35 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m....

China rocket taking 3 to space station to blast off Tuesday

Nov. 28, 2022 02:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A rocket carrying three astronauts to finish building China’s space station will blast off Tuesday amid intensifying competition with the U.S., the government said Monday, The crew includes a veteran of a 2005 space mission and two first-time astronauts, according...

Unmanned, solar-powered US space plane back after 908 days

Nov. 12, 2022 14:49 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An unmanned U.S. military space plane landed early Saturday after spending a record 908 days in orbit for its sixth mission and conducting science experiments. The solar-powered vehicle, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, landed at NASA’s...

Cargo ship reaches space station despite jammed solar panel

Nov. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Northrop Grumman capsule delivered several tons of supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday despite a jammed solar panel. The shipment arrived two days after launching from Virginia. Only one of the cargo ship’s two round solar...

Solar panel trouble on cargo capsule bound for space station

Nov. 07, 2022 15:52 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Northrop Grumman cargo capsule ran into trouble with a solar panel after Monday's liftoff to the International Space Station. Only one of the two solar panels on the Cygnus capsule opened successfully following the predawn liftoff from Virginia. ...

China launches 3rd and final space station component

Oct. 31, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's third and final module docked with its permanent space station Tuesday to further a more than decade-long effort to maintain a constant crewed presence in orbit, as its competition with the U.S. grows increasingly fierce. The Mengtian module arrived at the...