China has six astronauts aboard its recently-completed space station for the first time following the arrival of three crew members aboard Shenzhou-15.
China is preparing to launch the final missions to complete its three-module Tiangong space station which it plans to keep constantly occupied for at least a decade.
China is gearing up to send a second module to its under-construction space station with a launch from the coastal Wenchang spaceport later this month.
China’s Shenzhou-14 crewed spacecraft docked with the Tianhe space station module early Sunday, marking the start of a crucial six-month-long mission.
China is preparing to launch three astronauts to its Tiangong space station to oversee a crucial phase of construction of the orbital outpost.