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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...