Chinese Spacecraft Docks with Orbiting Module

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts has carried out a manual docking with an orbiting module, a first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.

The docking was shown live on national television. It follows a docking last week that was carried out by remote control from a ground base in China.

Astronauts have been living and working in the module for several days as part of preparations for manning a permanent space station.

China is hoping to join the United States and Russia as the only countries to send independently maintained space stations into orbit.

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