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WATCH: CGTN's on-air coverage of the Tianzhou-1 launch
WATCH: A preview of the Tianzhou-1 launch from CGTN correspondents at Wenchang Space Launch Center
WATCH: Shenzhou-11's successful launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert
China successfully launches the Shenzhou-11 spacecraftAt approximately 4:30 am (BJT), the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 lifted off from from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert. In two day it will rendezvous with the Tiangong-2 spacelab.
WATCH: Shenzhou-11 docks with the Tiangong-2 spacelab
China's Shenzhou-11 successfully docks with Tiangong-2 spacelabAfter a successful launch Monday, Shenzhou-11, China’s sixth manned spacecraft, successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab.
WATCH: Shenzhou-11 astronauts enter the Tiangong-2 spacelab
Chinese astronauts enter the Tiangong-2 spacelabAfter a successful docking, astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong enter the orbital spacelab Tiangong-2 to begin their 30 day mission in space.
WATCH: Shenzhou-11 docking explainer
China's Shenzhou-11 missionA quick explainer video about China’s Shenzhou-11 and its mission to transport two astronauts to the recently launched Tiangong-2 space station.
A quick explainer video about China’s Shenzhou-11 and its mission to transport two astronauts to the recently launched Tiangong-2 space station.
Tiangong-2 space lab
WATCH: The heavenly palace - China's Tiangong-2 space lab
At the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, the Tiangong-2 space lab launched atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket on September 15, 2016.
2016 highlights from China's space program
China’s new, medium-lift rocket, the Long March-7, is being transported to Hainan province. Its maiden flight is scheduled for June, marking the official start of China’s space lab flight mission. CCTV’s Wang Tongxuan reports. The liquid-fueled carrier rocket departed the port of Tianjin on Sunday. …
China will launch a data relay satellite to ensure communication between Earth and the lunar probe during an expedition to the far side of the moon, Ye Peijian, chief scientist with China’s lunar exploration program, said Tuesday. China in January announced plans to send the …
China plans to land the first moon probe on the dark side of the moon in 2018, China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced Thursday. The new probe will be called the Chang’e-4 and is similar to the Chang’e-3, …