China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station marking the country's longest mission yet

Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship just after 1:30 p.m. (0530 GMT) after having undocked from the space station Thursday morning.

published on : 17th September 2021

3 crew leave China's space station for Earth after 90 days

State broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the astronauts securing packages inside their spacecraft, which is due to parachute to a location in the Gobi Desert near the Jiuquan launch centre on Sept 17.

published on : 16th September 2021

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

The astronauts arrived June 17 for a three-month mission aboard China's third orbital station, part of an ambitious space program that landed a robot rover on Mars in May.

published on : 4th July 2021

Three Chinese astronauts enter space station after successful docking operation

According to CMSA. Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on Thursday afternoon and entered the orbital capsule.

published on : 18th June 2021

China to send three male astronauts for stay in its new space station

Astronauts will conduct multiple tasks outside the cabin, carrying out repair and maintenance on the spacecraft, and other construction missions.

published on : 31st May 2021

Official: Chinese astronauts go to space station next month

The Shenzhou 12 capsule carrying the crew will be launched from the Jiuquan base in China’s northwest next month, the program's deputy chief designer Yang Liwei said.

published on : 30th May 2021

Who's an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed?

More than 12,000 applied for NASA's upcoming class of astronauts; a lucky dozen or so will be selected in December.

published on : 25th May 2021

US-Russian trio blast off on mission to space station

During their mission, the crew will work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science.

published on : 9th April 2021

Indian astronaut candidates for Gaganyaan mission complete training in Russia

The contract for the training of Indian officers was signed between the Indian Space Research Organisation and Russian launch service provider Glavcosmos in June 2019.

published on : 23rd March 2021