Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang outside the Tiangong space station’s core module during the record-setting mission. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang outside the Tiangong space station’s core module during the record-setting mission. Photo: Xinhua

Busy May looms for China space launches as Tiangong trio prepare for home

  • The record-setting astronauts have conducted dozens of scientific experiments and several spacewalks during their 180-day mission on board the space station
  • China’s space agency is planning three more launches next month, with another crew set to leave Earth for the partly-built station in mid-May

Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang outside the Tiangong space station’s core module during the record-setting mission. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang outside the Tiangong space station’s core module during the record-setting mission. Photo: Xinhua
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