Chinese spaceship docks with new space station (PHOTOS)


China has launched 3 astronauts into orbit. They will spend 3 months at the Tianhe module.

UA reports this citing the BBC.

The names of the astronauts are Tang Hongbo, Liu Boming, and Nie Haisheng. They will set a new record for the longest manned space flight in China.

On June 17, the Shenzhou-12 capsule successfully took off on a Long March 2F rocket. The launch took place from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 09:22 Beijing time.