Chinese astronauts grow rice and cress in space

The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has recently reported successfully growing rice and vegetables on the Tiangong space station.

Chinese manned space mission docks with space station

According to the mission schedule, the astronauts will remain in the space station for 30 days and spend a total of 33 days in space, making the mission the longest in space so far for China.

China readies launch of space station pathfinder mission

China is scheduled to launch a human-rated spacecraft the size of a bus Thursday, paving the way for a month-long visit by two astronauts in October and nudging the country’s space program closer to building a large research complex in orbit by the early 2020s.