Tiangong 1

April 2, 2018

Tiangong-1 reenters over South Pacific

WASHINGTON — China’s Tiangong-1 module, whose uncontrolled reentry had been watched with both anticipation and apprehension, returned to Earth harmlessly over the South Pacific Ocean late […]
March 29, 2018

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly burn up in the atmosphere when […]
March 27, 2018

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will likely fall back to Earth sometime during Easter […]
September 15, 2016


TIANGONG-2 WILL BE HOME TO TWO ASTRONAUTS FOR 30 DAYS In 2011, Congress ruled that China is not allowed on the International Space Station because of […]
June 26, 2013

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after vigorous space coupling

Shenzhou-10 crew commander Nie Haisheng, a two-time visitor to space, and his crewmates Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang re-entered over Inner Mongolia early this morning and […]
June 25, 2013

Watch Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft Complete Fly-Around Docking With Target Module

Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-10 on Tuesday morning docked with the target module Tiangong-1 from behind after flying around the latter, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. This […]
June 11, 2013

China launches fifth manned space mission

A Shenzhou spacecraft carrying a crew of three, including China’s second female astronaut, streaked into orbit Tuesday, heading for a prototype space station module for a […]