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Chinese satellite takes high-resolution pictures of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a ceremony for a new satellite, China’s showed off aerial pictures of several cities, including downtown Taipei, inciting fears that the footage could be used by ...

China plans space station completion, many launches in 2022

BEIJING (AP) — China has recommitted itself to completing its orbiting space station by the end of the year and says it is planning more than 40 launches for 2022, putting it roughly level with the Un...

Iran launches rocket into space amid Vienna nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, authorities announced Thursday, without saying whether any of the objects had entered Earth's orbi...

Netizens concerned by Chinese rocket flying south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — What a Taiwanese netizen on Thursday night (Dec. 23) described as a "UFO" flying off the southern coast of Taiwan appears to have been a Chinese rocket, accordin...

2021 Notebook: Billionaires and the space race

THE BACKGROUND: Captain Kirk — aka William Shatner — finally made it into space, part of the new wave of civilian travelers sponsored by names like Bezos, Musk and Branson who are slipping the surly b...

Satellite images, expert suggest Iranian space launch coming

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satel...

Chinese astronauts give science lesson from space station

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese astronauts on Thursday beamed back a science lesson from the country’s under-construction space station. The lecture focused on physics, aiming to illustrate ...

Digital Entertainment Asset and Bascule Inc. Launches the World's First NFT From Space

THE FIRST SPACE SUNRISE 2022 WILL BE LAUNCHED IN REAL-TIME FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 December 2021 - Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd (DEA), a global Game...

The cosmos beckons for Snoopy onscreen and in real life

NEW YORK (AP) — A new rocket designed to launch humans to the moon, Mars and beyond will launch next year from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board, will be a familiar fuzzy figure — Snoopy. ...

NASA bumps astronaut moon landing to 2025 at earliest

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Tuesday delayed putting astronauts back on the moon until 2025 at the earliest, missing the deadline set by the Trump administration. The space a...

China's 1st woman to spacewalk works 6 hours outside station

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese woman to conduct a spacewalk as part of a six-month mission to the country’s space station. Wang and fellow astronaut Zhai Zh...

As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t need to see government statistics or hear about the records being broken every day for infections and deaths to know that Russia is struggling through a p...

China calls missile launch 'routine test' of new technology

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused. The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of...

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

BEIJING (AP) — Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. ...

China denies hypersonic missile launch amid US concerns

China said Monday it tested "a new spacecraft, not a missile" in August that could reach five times the speed of sound, contradicting a recent report in the Financial Times newspaper. Chine...