China launched crewed spaceship Shenzhou-14 on June 5, sending three astronauts to its space station for a six-month mission.
A Long March-2F rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft was launched on Thursday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
China’s cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-2 successfully docked with the space station’s key module Tianhe on Sunday, paving the way for a three-man crew of astronauts to board the station in June, according to state media.
Debris from a huge rocket that launched the core module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit last week is reportedly tumbling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry through the atmosphere this weekend. The landing place is currently unknown.
On the eve of China Aerospace Day on April 23, 2019, the China Manned Space Engineering Office released a video of the development of the China Space Station for the first time.