‘Dr Strange’-style spiral over the southwest Pacific is fuel released by China’s Long March rocket 

A strange spiral appeared in the skies over the northwest Pacific on June 8 that baffled residents, with some likening it to the portal in the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie– but astronomers reveal it was caused by a rocket. American astronomer Jonathan McDowell weighed in the bizarre sighting, revealing it was fuel released by China’s Long … Read more

China’s Long March-2F Y12 rocket is set to launch three astronauts to space next week

China rolled out its Long March-2F Y12 rocket to its launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Wednesday in preparation of sending astronauts to the nations’ new orbiting modular space station. The three-person crew is set to board the Shebzhou-12 spacecraft next week and blast off to the main section of the Tianhe, or … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover sends back its first photos of the Martian surface 

The China National Space Administration has released the first photos of the Martian surface taken by its Zhurong rover. The front view of the rover, captured in black and white, shows the flat landscape of Utopia Planitia, which appears slightly curved in the horizon. The second shot, showing the rear of the spacecraft, is in … Read more

China’s Covid recovery loses momentum as factory output slows

China’s Covid recovery loses momentum as factory output slows and retail sales miss expectations By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:59 BST, 17 May 2021 | Updated: 21:59 BST, 17 May 2021 China’s economic boom has hit a stumbling block, as factory output slowed in April and retail sales missed expectations. Industrial production … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars ‘in the next five days’

China is set to land its Zhurong rover, currently strapped to the Tianwen-1 orbiter, on Mars ‘in the next five days ‘as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission, Beijing’s space agency said Friday.  Zhurong, named after an ancient god of fire, is tucked in the belly of China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft that entered parking orbit around Mars in … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars TONIGHT

China is set to land its Zhurong rover, currently strapped to the Tianwen-1 orbiter, on Mars tonight as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission. Officials revealed Thursday that the capsule will embark on its ‘seven minutes of terror’ around 19:11 ET (00:11 BST), enduring the same tumultuous conditions NASA’s Perseverance rover went through to land … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars TOMORROW and endure ‘seven minutes of terror’

China is set to land its Zhurong rover on Mars on Friday as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission. Officials revealed Thursday that the capsule will embark on its ‘seven minutes of terror’ around 7:11pm ET, which is the same tumultuous conditions endured by NASA’s Perseverance rover earlier this year. Zhurong, named after an … Read more

Massive 18-ton chunk of China’s Long March space rocket is set to crash back to Earth TONIGHT

A massive 18-ton chunk of a Chinese rocket is set to crash back to earth tonight amid fears it could land on populated areas. The Long March space rocked is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend, but Beijing has downplayed fears and said there is a very low risk of … Read more

Massive 18-ton chunk of China’s Long March space rocket is set to crash back to Earth TONIGHT

A massive 18-ton chunk of a Chinese rocket is set to crash back to earth tonight amid fears it could land on populated areas. The Long March space rocked is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend, but Beijing has downplayed fears and said there is a very low risk of … Read more