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The Long March-2F rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 11, 2013, in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China.
China Launches First High-Throughput Communications Satellite Shijian-13

A Long March-3B carrier rocket is launched with the Gaofen-4 Satellite in Xichang in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Teams at Kashgar Satellite Control Station Monitor China's Satellites While China Celebrates Lunar New Year

China's ambitious plan to explore Mars now comes with a shortlist of names and logos. Pictured here is the launching of the country's space laboratory module Tiangong-1.
China Unveils Name, Logo Shortlist for 2020 Mars Rover Project

Chinese astronauts Jing and Chen during their send-off in October.
Chinese Astronauts Jing Haipeng, Chen Dong Recount Month-long Stay in Space--Who Did the Somersaults?

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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong during the send-off ceremonies for their mission aboard the Tiangong 2 space station.
Chinese Astronauts Blast Off to Live Aboard Space Station

File photo of the lauch of the Tiangong-1 space laboratory. China is using its own sun simulator to study the effects of solar radiation on spacecraft like this and help design better ones.
China's New Sun Simulator Helps Design Better Spacecraft

The Tiangong-2 space laboratory during its construction. The spacecraft is currently undergoing final testing for its launch in September.
China's Tiangong-2 Space Lab Undergoing Final Tests Before Launch

The Soyuz spacecraft carried Romanian cosmonaut Prunariu for the first time 35 years ago.
First Cosmonaut from Romania Commends China's Willingness on Joint Space Missions

The SJ-10 carried with it to space over 6,000 mouse embryos enclosed in a self-sufficient chamber the size of a microwave oven.
Chinese Experiment to Develop Embryos in Space a Success

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