China wants to dock in space
A Chinese spacesuit is displayed at the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum.
March 23rd, 2012
12:01 AM ET

China wants to dock in space

Watch out, America. China is steadily catching up in space.

Between June and August this year, China plans to send three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-9 for manual docking of the spacecraft with Tiangong 1, a space lab that has been orbiting the Earth since September.

One of the astronauts will not board the space lab, media reports say, but will remain inside the spacecraft in case of emergency.



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