Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

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Chinese Astronauts survival training in the desert

Fifteen Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts (太空人),  have just completed desert survival training deep in the Badain Jaran Desert near Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest … Read more

Shenzhou XI launch
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China launches Shenzhou XI manned spacecraft to Chinese Space Laboratory

On Oct 17, 2016, China launched the Shenzhou XI manned spacecraft to transport two astronauts, Chen Dong, 37, and Jing Haipeng, 49, to the Tiangong … Read more