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May 24, 2017
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release stated on Tuesday. Si Chen, 32, faces a 14-count indictment that alleges she violated the International Em ... read more

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Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Macao marked the second anniversary of China's Space Day Monday afternoon to popularize space science to young students in the special administrative region (SAR). The event, held in the Macao Scien ... more
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China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. ... more
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China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1
A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday. ... more
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Tianzhou-1 space truck soars into orbit
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China launches experiment satellite "TK-1"
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China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
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