Recently, China launched the first out of three modules into lower Earth orbit, which will become their complete Space Station. However, there is a lot of work to be done onboard the new spacecraft.
On June the 17th, China launched three astronauts, Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, to undergo a three-month mission onboard the new Space Station.
This makes them the first Chinese to ever reach a space station and the first astronauts to set foot in the new Chinese Space Station.
Only 6.5 hours after liftoff, the Chinese astronauts docked with their Space Station. Over the next few months, the trio will stock the Space Station with supplies, set up internet connections and a whole array of various other equipment. The task is to get the Chinese Space Station ready for the next phase – expanding with module two and then the third and final module.
Check out the video below by the YouTube channel, Video From Space, on Chinese Astronauts Enter New Space Station After 6.5 Hour Long Flight.