Three Chinese astronauts docked at Tiangong 1, an experimental space module Thursday, the next step in China's pursuit of a space station. The team includes China’s second woman in space.
A Chinese rocket carrying three taikonauts lifted off Tuesday to begin a 15-day mission. The mission is China's next step toward building a space station.
Three Chinese astronauts are set to visit an experimental orbiting space module this week for 15 days, in the latest step toward a Chinese space station.
The three-member crew, which includes China's first female astronaut, emerged grinning from their Shenzhou 9 space capsule.
Following a successful manned docking with a prototype space station, China's historic two-week orbital mission ended with a bumpy landing and three grinning astronauts.
China's first female astronaut and two other crew members completed a 13-day mission Friday to an orbiting prototype for a future Chinese space station.