China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft carrying two astronauts docked with an experimental space lab orbiting the earth.
Shenzhou-11 was successfully launched in China’s longest-ever manned space mission.
The rendezvous between the spacecraft and the lab took place over 393 kilometers above Earth.
The two astronauts aboard Shenzhou-11 — Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong — later entered the lab and will stay there for 30 days carrying out different experiments.
The astronauts entered the space lab Tiangong-2 after the spacecraft successfully docked with the space station and completed the automatic docking.
Shenzhou-11, China’s sixth manned spacecraft, will undertake the longest-ever space mission of China. The two astronauts will spend a total of 33 days in space.