A $30 million Google-backed competition to land a spacecraft on the moon may be about to be scooped... by China.
China on Sunday launched its first spacecraft to the surface of moon, with landing of the six-wheeled rover named "Yutu" -- Chinese for "jade rabbit" -- expected in two weeks. Continue reading →
China is making major headway in its mission to land a rover on the moon — a big step forward in the nation's ambitious lunar exploration plans.
Move over International Space Station, a second orbiting outpost is getting in on the science outreach act. Continue reading →
Who's the biggest space polluter on the planet? Why that would be China.
Three and a half years after China intentionally blew up a satellite as part of a weapons test, 97 percent of the debris remains in orbit.
A Zenit rocket blasted off from Kazakhstan on Tuesday with a Russian spacecraft to return samples from the Martian moon Phobos and a Chinese probe designed to spend a year studying Mars.
Whether the United States and its partners in the International Space Station program will get their money's worth out of the $100 billion endeavor is still to be determined, but there's one point even the skeptics concede: it's been a tremendous opportunity for very diverse cultures to learn to wo...