China Preparing Its First Space Station Module for Launch

China is close to launching its own space station. They are preparing the first module, called Tiangong-1 ("heavenly palace"). It will be first of many and it will launch later this year.

Eventually, the space station will play host to unmanned and manned Chinese spacecraft. Even though China shows interest in cooperating with the International Space Station, China's docking standards are not compatible with the ISS. [Space via Dvice]


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