CHI­NESE AS­TRO­NAUTS AR­RIVE AT SPACE STA­TION

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

BEI­JING: Two Chi­nese as­tro­nauts ar­rived, en­tered and saluted the folk back home from the Tian­gong-2 space lab­o­ra­tory, a state me­dia broad­cast showed yes­ter­day. The Shen­zhou-11 space­craft suc­cess­fully docked with Tian­gong-2 on Tues­day at an al­ti­tude of 393km af­ter blast­ing off on Mon­day from the Ji­uquan space cen­tre in the Gobi Desert. State tele­vi­sion yes­ter­day broad­cast live video of the three-hour, com­puter-au­to­mated dock­ing and the as­tro­nauts float­ing through a tricky 1m-long, 80cm-wide pas­sage­way into the lab. – dpa

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