Joan Johnson-Freese

Nov. 08, 2013

India and NASA Home In on Mars

The Mangalyaan orbiter would make India the fourth space program to reach the Red Planet.

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Jun. 22, 2012

Will China Blast Past America in Space?

China just ticked off another accomplishment in space: its first manned docking in orbit. Next stop...the Moon?

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Oct. 26, 2007

Chinese Moon Mission Launch

This week, China launched Chang'e One, a robotic lunar orbiter. Does the launch mean the start of a new global space race?

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