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Tiangong-2 space lab ready for docking


10-18-2016 05:15 BJT

Full coverage: China Tiangong-2 Space Lab Launch

China's space lab, Tiangong-2 is ready to dock with China's Shenzhou-11 spacecraft and its crew.  Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7.30 this morning with two astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong on board.

China's Tiangong-2 space lab has been in orbit for the past 30 days. Ground control adjusted its location in space on Sunday, to prepare it for docking. After the two astronauts board the lab, they will remain in space for another month, making their mission China's longest manned space-mission to date.

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