wo Chinese astronauts completed a space walk on Monday outside the core module of a future space station, with 41-year-old Wang Yaping becoming the first Chinese woman to perform the maneuver.
China’s Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft docked in orbit with the Tianhe space station module Monday following launch from the coastal Wenchang launch center.
he flight will bring all of the supplies the second crew of three taikonauts will need as they live and work in the Tianhe module for six months. The next set of crew will launch in mid-October.
Companies involved with commercial activities on the International Space Station or planning their own space stations may face a new competitor in China’s new space station.
China’s ambitions for a space station of its own rocketed closer to reality on Thursday, as a Shenzhou-12 spacecraft roared to life and lifted its human payload into orbit.
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station.