The first time astronauts entered China’s new laboratory module of its space station, which is estimated to be complete by the end of the year.
China is the third nation to put humans in orbit. The station is one of the crown jewels of Beijing’s ambitious space programme, which hopes to share its technology with other countries at a low cost.
Three astronauts will conduct scientific experiments and test new technologies on board the ISS. As for the second main section, China is expected to introduce the core module from their southern region on schedule the day earlier, according to sources.
Crew members wearing blue jumpsuits were seen all around a brightly lit module and saluting before facing the eye of a camera. The crew will be focusing on life sciences and biotechnology research.
If the refurbished asteroid successfully launches, it will travel around the earth for about a week, from 250-280 miles.
China plans to create a telescope that can capture 350 times more images than NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
China is spending billions of dollars on space exploration, looking to build a program that symbolises its status in the world.
Tests continue to be performed on the technologies for Tiangong. When completed, it’s expected to have a mass of 90 tonnes approx—25% of the international space station. The US has excluded China from this partnership.