China wants to bring astronauts to its own space station – China has announced new details about its Tiangong space station. In a few days there is another launch with astronauts on the schedule, reports news agency Bloomberg Monday.
China launched the first module for its space station last year. Two more modules are to follow in July and October. By the end of this year, Tiangong should be completely finished.
In total, China is carrying out eleven missions to finish Tiangong. The next three taikonauts, or astronauts from China, will leave for the space station in June.
The Shenzhou XIV spacecraft, which will take the taikonauts to Tiangong, was moved to the launch pad of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Mongolia on Sunday.
According to state media, the launch is scheduled “in the coming days”.
China is not a partner of the ISS space station, to which Europe, the United States and Russia are affiliated. The country is therefore dependent on its own station.