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Long March 5B Core Stage Re-Enters

Keith Cowing · NASAWatch on Al Jazeera: Long March 5B Re-entry Long March 5B Core Stage Re-Enters “NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released this statement Saturday regarding debris from the Chinese Long March 5B rocket: “The People’s Republic of China (PRC) did not share specific trajectory information as their Long March 5B rocket fell back to Earth. All spacefaring nations should follow established best practices, and do their part to share […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 30, 2022
Bill Nelson Needs A Better Interview Handler
Bill Nelson Needs A Better Interview Handler

China rejects NASA accusation it will take over the moon, Reuters via NBC “China on Monday rejected as an irresponsible smear a warning from the chief of NASA that China might “take over” the moon as part of a military program, saying it has always called for the building of a community of nations in outer space. China has stepped up the pace of its space program in the past […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 6, 2022
NASAWatch on China at ABC in Australia
NASAWatch on China at ABC in Australia

What are China’s ambitions in space?, ABC Radio National “Nearly 60 years ago the world was consumed by the space race. So, what does China’s latest mission to their space station tell us about Beijing’s intent to become an established power in space? Guests: Keith Cowing, ex-NASA employee and Editor, NASA Watch; Dr Malcolm Davis. Space policy expert at ASPI.”

  • NASA Watch
  • June 12, 2022
China Is Halting Science Cooperation With Russia
China Is Halting Science Cooperation With Russia

????????? ??? ??????, ??? ????? “???????? ?? ?????” ?????????????? ? ?????????, TACC [Google translation] “Partners of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) from China “paused” cooperation with the academy, freezing the development of previously discussed projects. This was announced on Thursday by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev during the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Digital International Relations – 2022”, which is being held at MGIMO. […]

  • NASA Watch
  • April 14, 2022
Building Earth's Other Space Station
Building Earth's Other Space Station

China to unveil younger team of astronauts for Shenzhou 13 space mission, South China Post “The mission, which is planned to last for six months, will be piloted by Zhai Zhigang, 55, Wang Yaping, 41, and Ye Guangfu, 41, who were the backup crew of the recently completed Shenzhou 12 mission, said a source familiar with the mission plan. Wang will become China’s first female astronaut to work in its […]

  • NASA Watch
  • October 14, 2021
NASAWatch on CGTN: Shenzhou 12 Launched To Tiangong

Keith Cowing · NASAWatch on CGTN: Shenzhou 12 Launches To Tiangong Keith’s note: This is audio that I pre-recorded for CGTN and is being aired today. Charlie Bolden and Leroy Chiao are also to be heard. I am going to be part of a panel with James Head, Amitabha Ghosh, and Yang Yuguang just after 7:00 pm EDT on CGTN.

  • NASA Watch
  • June 17, 2021
NASA Watch on BBC: Shenzhou-12

Keith Cowing · NASAWatch on BBC World News: Shenzhou-12 Launched Keith’s note: In addition to this BBC interview I did at 12:00 am EDT, I pre-recorded an interview with CGTN that should air on Thursday during the day. Just after 3:00 pm EDT on Thursday I will be on Deutsche Welle – live – to talk about the mission. Then I will be back on CGTN at 7:00 pm EDT […]

  • NASA Watch
  • June 17, 2021
The International Space Station Offers Lessons For Living On Earth
The International Space Station Offers Lessons For Living On Earth

Keith’s note: Jim Banke just pointed out this transcript of an NBC interview with Putin wherein he talked about space and NASA quite a bit. This is a translation so it is not precise. But it does show the pattern that Russia often uses i.e. ‘two steps forward, one step back’. First Rogozin goes on the attack to see how far he can push the U.S – in this case, […]

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  • June 16, 2021
Shenzhou 12 Will Kickstart China's Space Station Program
Shenzhou 12 Will Kickstart China's Space Station Program

‘Divine Vessel’ to mark China’s first human spaceflight since 2016, Reuters “A Chinese spacecraft will blast off from the Gobi Desert on a Long March rocket in the coming days, ferrying three men to an orbiting space module for a three-month stay, the first time China has sent humans into space for nearly five years. Shenzhou-12, meaning “Divine Vessel”, will be the third of 11 missions needed to complete China’s […]

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  • June 15, 2021