First Manned Docking of Shenzhou 9 to Tiangong-1 Spacelab


China performed their first ever manned automated docking today June 18th at 06:08 UTC when the manned Shenzhou 9 spacecraft docked with the Tiangong-1 Spacelab.

Tiangong-1 launched last year and has been waiting for inhabitants since, Shenzhou 9 launched three Chinese astronauts a couple days ago and later they will open the hatches and enter the small laboratory for the first time.

Source: CCTV



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