Building a Space Station
China launched its unmanned space module, Tiangong 1 (Heavenly Palace 1), on September 29, paving the way for a planned space station
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-Tiangong 1 in Good Condition
-Leaders Applaud Successful Launch of Tiangong 1
-China Announces Launch of Tiangong 1 Successful
-China's First Space Lab Module Ready for Launch
-China Confident in Launch of Tiangong 1
-China Advocates Exploring Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes
-China's Spacecraft Ready to Go on Mission
Did You Know?
The launch of the Tiangong 1 marks the start of China's first spacecraft rendezvous and docking mission
Map of the Moon
China releases data about the Moon collected by its first lunar probe
- Science Behind Moon Mission
China's ambitious space exploration plan was made possible by developments in technology
- Studying the Moon
The launch of China's first unmanned lunar probe will boost the nation's technological capabilities in space sciences and other areas
- Missions of Chang'e 1
According to the plan, Chang'e 1 has four mission goals to accomplish
- Phases of Lunar Exploration Program
China's lunar exploration program is divided into three stages: orbiting, landing and recovery
A Further Step Into Space
The manned Shenzhou-9 takes the first Chinese woman into space and showcases space-docking technologies
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-China Celebrates Successful Launch of 2nd Lunar Probe Chang'e-2
-China Announces Success of Chang'e 2 Mission
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-Scientific Instruments Begins Operating
-Chang'e 2 Sends First Batch of Data
-Chang'e 2 Begins Scientific Mission
-China's Space Activities - 2000
-World Manned Space Undertakings
-China's Space Activities in 2006
Shenzhou 10 -
June 11, 2013
Shenzhou 9 -
June 16, 2012
Shenzhou 8 -
November 1, 2011
Shenzhou 7 -
September 25, 2008
Shenzhou 6 -
October 12, 2005
-Building a Space Station
-Venturing Further Into Space
Shenzhou 5 -
October 15, 2003
-Walking the Walk
-Major Facts
Shenzhou 4
- December 30, 2002
-Up Goes Again
-Profile of Astronauts
-Three-Step Space Plan
-Tiangong-1 Lab Module
-Carrier Rocket Technology
-Current Space Launch Bases
-Unmanned Space Module
-Lunar Rover
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- Sky Watcher
China's largest optical telescope will soon come online to benefit the country and the world
First Man-Made Earth Satellite
China's first man-made earth satellite Dongfanghong 1 was successfully launched in 1970
-First Recoverable Satellite in 1975
-Fengyun 1 Launched in 1988
-Using Satellites to Reduce Disasters
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Your Place in the World
The making of China's own satellite navigation system
-Strength Through Self-Reliance
-The Big Dipper Guide
-Major Functions of the Beidou System
-History of the Beidou System
Chronology of China's Space Industry
October 8, 1956, China opens its first institute on missile and rocket research

On April 24, 1970, the first man-made satellite Dongfanghong-1 is successfully launched

On September 7, 1988, China's first experimental meteorological satellite Fengyun-1 is launched

On November 20, 1999, China launches Shenzhou-1 unmmaned spacecraft for the first time and the re-entry module lands the next day

On October 24, 2007, the first unmanned lunar orbiter Chang'e-1 is launched

On October 1, 2010, the second unmanned lunar orbiter Chang'e-2 is launched
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