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First Female Astronaut From China Goes Into Space

China sent a crew of three into space on Saturday. The crew included Liu Yang, age 33, who is the country’s first female astronaut. The astronauts are in charge of carrying out their first manned docking mission, an important step in an ambitious plan to build a Chinese space...

YouTube Space Lab to Put Students’ Work into Orbit

Your idea, in space. That is the main thrust behind a new contest from YouTube and Lenovo that offers a grand prize like no other: winners will see their experiments performed live on the International Space Station. The YouTube SpaceLab project, which launched this week, is a...

China Launches Space Lab

China on Thursday successfully launched its first experimental laboratory module, unmanned, to pave the way for its first space station. The Tiangong 1, or “Heavenly Palace”, was launched from the Gobi Desert. The device, weighing eight tons, 10.4 meters long and 3.35...