December 4, 2013 by Joey Wang
Launching rockets is like rocket science; not easy and dangerous. Villagers in Watang village, Shaoyang city, Hunan Province, found that out the hard way. Parts of the booster rockets of China’s Chang’e-3 moon probe fell through their roofs. On the photos villager Tang Weihan, who found the tip of a booster rocket in his storage room, but fortunately not on his head. Chinese media say Tang has been compensated 10,800 yuan ($1,772) for the damage.
December 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
China has successfully launched the Chang’e-3 lunar probe, carrying a large moon lander and a moon rover called ‘Yutu’, or Jade Rabbit. The Long March-3B carrier rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:30 a.m. on Monday. The lander is expected to soft-land on the moon in mid-December in an area called the “Bay of Rainbows”.
September 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
No cars in this article, only space. China has entered the space race a bit late but they are catching up very quickly. Yesterday evening at 21:16 saw the launch of the unmanned Tianggong-1 ‘space module’, an experimental module that will serve as a test platform for China’s first space station that will hit the big black in 2020.
Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) will be used for three docking experiments, the first two unmanned, the last one manned. The rocket that got Tiangong-1 into space wat the incredible powerful 62 meters high Long March II-F carrier rocket with four big boosters.
I’ll leave to story to ChinaDaily from here on: