China's first cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-22 17:17:50|Editor: An


Photo taken on April 22, 2017 shows the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft moving towards the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab for the automated docking on a screen at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, China's first cargo spacecraft, which was launched Thursday evening from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province, successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab at 12:23 p.m. Saturday, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center. It is the first docking between the spacecraft and space lab. (Xinhua/Wang Sijiang)

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