The Desk
As Above, So Below
Only with manual docking technologies, China is fully able to transfer astronauts and cargo to an orbiter in space. They are a key technical foundation for achieving the country's plan to assemble a manned space station in orbit by 2020
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
-Chang'e 2 Ready to Photograph Bay of Rainbows
-Chang'e 2 Expected to Have Enough Fuel to Return
-Chang'e 2 Completes Final Braking
-Lunar Probe Is China's Duty to Mankind
-Chang'e 2 Completes Second Braking
-Chang'e 2 Completes First Braking
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Scientific Instruments Begins Operating
Chang'e 2 Sends First Batch of Data
Chang'e 2 Begins Scientific Mission
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
-Space Industry Promotes Modernization
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
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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