Shenzhou 8 Docks In Orbit

China succeeds on its first space rendezvous and docking mission.

Nov. 2 update: The unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft docked with the orbiting Tiangong 1 test module today, as China continues to develop hardware and procedures for its own modest-size space station.

Here’s video of Monday’s launch of Shenzhou 8, courtesy of China Central TV.

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