Shen­zhou-11 as­tro­nauts en­ter Tian­gong-2 space lab

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Bei­jing: The two as­tro­nauts aboard the Shen­zhou-11 space­craft en­tered the space lab Tian­gong-2 at 6:32am Bei­jing Time, ac­cord­ing to Bei­jing Aero­space Con­trol Cen­tre (BACC). Com­man­der of the mis­sion Jing Haipeng opened the hatch of Tian­gong-2 and floated into the space lab, fol­lowed later by Chen Dong. The two as­tro­nauts ex­tended greet­ings to all the peo­ple of the na­tion in the space lab, and checked the sta­tus of the space com­plex formed by Shen­zhou-11 and Tian­gong-2.

Be­fore en­ter­ing the space lab, the two as­tro­nauts en­tered Shen­zhou-11’s or­bital com­part­ment and re­moved their in­trave­hic­u­lar mo­bil­ity unit space­suits to change into blue jump­suits.

They will live in the space lab for 30 days be­fore re­turn­ing to Earth. Shen­zhou-11 was launched on Mon­day morn­ing from north­west China’s Gobi Desert. It ap­proached Tian­gong-2 and au­to­mat­i­cally docked with the space lab at 3:31am yes­ter­day. Xin­hua

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