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Chang'e-3 lander enters third dormancy

This undated photo taken by the camera on the Yutu moon rover shows the Chang'e-3 moon lander and the moon surface. The Chang'e-3 lander entered its third dormancy on early Feb. 23, 2014.

China's lunar rover comes back to life

Long lunar night wait for moon rover

China's moon rover monitored with anomaly

Chang'e-3 probe sets out on new missions

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Beijing seeks greater cooperation in space

China is seeking to deepen international cooperation and communication in the outer-space industry, a senior official said at the 64th International Astronautical Congress on Monday.

Mission to moon will boost research and awareness

China and UK to up science collaboration

China hits at NASA's conference ban

China providing space training

Lunar program

China's lunar mission is divided into three stages: orbiting, landing, and return. Following is the timeline of China's lunar mission development.

Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) begins planning the lunar mission, tackling major scientific and technological problems.


Space Mission

China expects to complete space station by 2023

China will complete its first space station within 10 years and be able to send crews of up to six people for short-term missions, according to the 64th International Astronautical Congress.

Shenzhou X docks with space module

Timeline of China's manned space program