Chinese astronauts enter Tiangong space station module after successful launch

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The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced that three Shenzhou-14 astronauts successfully entered the Tiangong Space Station on June 6 with the Tianzhou-4 cargo craft.

  • The three astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Kai Xuje will collaborate with the ground team to complete the assembly and construction of the Tiangong space station.

  • Astronauts will grow the space station from a single-module structure with core module Tianhe, two lab modules Wentian and Mengtian into a National Space Laboratory.

  • About Tiangong Space Station

  • This is a planned permanent space station of China which will be placed in Low Earth Orbit.

  • It was launched on September 15, 2016.

  • This is China's longest manned space mission so far.

  • China had launched Tiangong-1 in 2011 as a proof-of-concept of technologies for future stations.

  • Tiangong will be fully operational by the end of 2022.

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