Tiangong-1 module, China's space station and to the right is a Shenzhou spacecraft

China has announced that will launch in mid-June three astronauts to dock with their orbiting Tiangong 1 (or Heavenly Palace-1) orbital module launched last year. They will include China’s first female space traveler.

Image above: an artist’s rendering of the Tiangong-1 module, China’s space station and to the right is a Shenzhou spacecraft, preparing to dock. Image Credit: CNSA
According to Xinhua News Agency a rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was moved to a launch pad in China’s desert northwest over the weekend.

via universetoday by Nancy Atkinson

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