City can be proud that at least two of its applicants have made it to the final round of China’s astronaut training programme.
As India joins the elite landings club after Russian woe, more countries will be looking beyond the stars to fuel new and old rivalries.
Pyongyang sent its own first military eye in the sky into orbit last week, after two failures in May and August.
The Chinese network is expected to serve industries ranging from aviation and navigation to emergency services and energy and requires far fewer satellites compared to Elon Musk’s low-orbit constellation.
Science Museum and Museum of History to showcase two-part China Manned Space Exhibition.
Photographs – taken by a Shenzhou 16 astronaut from a few hundred metres above the structure – show its three modules, giant solar panels and robotic arm.
Astronaut Chen Dong and two colleagues speak at Pui Kiu Middle School in North Point, one of many visits to students by delegation on four-day trip.
The race for the moon gains momentum as China adds another partner to its lunar base project.
Kim Jong-un was also shown images of Rome, Pearl Harbour and the US Navy’s Carl Vinson aircraft carrier taken by the spy satellite North Korea launched last week, state media claimed.
Researchers conclude ‘space junk’ that crashed into lunar surface last year was from Long March rocket used in China’s 2014 Chang’e-5 test mission, and depressions caused by impact suggest it was carrying ‘undisclosed’ devices or instruments.
Analysts say Beijing builds satellites, ground stations in Africa and bankrolls programmes in a targeted way while US lacks ‘clear strategy’.
The launch, as soon as Wednesday, would be North Korea’s third attempt to launch a military eye in the sky after two earlier failures this year, flying in the face of Seoul’s warnings and multiple UN resolutions.
SpaceX, known for its iterative approach to rocket development, is likely to view the overall flight as a success given the new milestones it achieved.
The November 30 launch in tandem with SpaceX is the first of five spy satellites Seoul plans to put into orbit by 2025 to form its own surveillance system over North Korea.
New subject will be introduced to align with a mainland directive to ‘invigorate the country through science and education’, says draft framework document.
The power couple’s engagement news broke in May – and the Amazon billionaire’s fiancée just opened up about how he popped the question, adding that they’re ‘still thinking about the wedding’
Foxconn-made LEO satellites took off aboard a SpaceX rocket from southern California on Saturday in a bet on corporate and government use.
As the global SKA observatory project takes shape, scientists question Chinese media claim.
Though a Nasa patent proposes a similar system, it remains on paper only with no prototype yet seen.
General Zhang Youxia became the most senior PLA figure to visit since Russia was sanctioned over its invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian leader’s comments were made during a visit by General Zhang Youxia, China’s No 2 military official and vice-chair of the Central Military Commission.
The campaign shows rising stars from the worlds of film and music at play in another dimension, aboard Christmas bauble spacecraft
A Mars-sized object named Theia may have crashed into Earth billions of years ago, leaving huge chunks of itself thousands of kilometres below the surface.
Can humans reproduce in space in future? A successful test conducted on mouse embryos by Japanese scientists indicates it is possible.
Deputy director of China’s space agency invites countries and regions ‘committed to the peaceful use of outer space’ to take part in the programme.
Li, 65, was a stalwart of China’s aerospace programme before appointment as defence minister in March, making global headlines as the country’s first defence minister on a US sanction list.
Crystals brought back by Apollo 17 astronauts suggest the moon is 40 million years older than scientists thought, according to new research.