Chinese Astronauts Dock and Enter Tiangong 1 Mini-Spacelab

Following on their successful launch on Saturday the Chinese Shenzhou-9 spacecraft docked today with the Tiangong-1 mini-spacelab and the three taikonauts lef by commander Jing Haipeng,followed by Liu Wang and then later Liu Yang, entered the small spacelab for the first time.

China becomes only the third nation to perform a manned rendezvous and dock with another spacecraft behind the U.S. and Russia.

Mission Highlights to Date

Entering the Tiangong 1 Mini-spacelab

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