19 September 2014
The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO and China National Space Administration CNSA signed a memorandum of understanding on 18 September on cooperation in the peaceful use of space. Signed by ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan and his counterpart Zhang Jianhua, Vice Administrator of CNSA, the agreements would enable both sides to encourage exchange and cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes including research and development of scientific experiment, remote sensing and communication satellites.
15 September 2014
Wang Yongzhi, a former Chief Designer of China's manned space project, received the Crystal Helmet Award at the closing ceremony of the 27th annual congress of the Association of Space Explorers ASE on Monday in Beijing. China's first astronaut Yang Liwei was granted the Leonov Medallion, while Wang Yaping, the only female astronaut on the Shenzhou-10 space mission in June 2013, was honoured for her presentation during the six-day session.
17 September 2014
Cooperation and collaboration with China on space development and exploration is on the minds of many U.S. experts. "If we can cooperate with the Russians, our sworn enemy during the Cold War, we can figure out a way to collaborate with the Chinese," said Dale Skran, deputy chair of the policy committee of the National Space Society (NSS), at a seminar in Washington on Tuesday.
16 September 2014
Soichi Noguchi, the first Asian astronaut elected President of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), expressed hope that China will join the international community in promoting space projects. “We will look forward to including China in the international framework of cooperation and are seeking an opportunity to start a dialogue,” Noguchi, 49, said at a news conference in Beijing on 15 September, the last day of the ASE’s annual Planetary Congress.