China launches three astronauts to space station module in first crewed mission since 2016

Three Chinese astronauts on Thursday flew to an unfinished space station in China’s first crewed mission since 2016, expanding the country’s already growing near-Earth presence and challenging U.S. leadership in orbital space. The astronauts rode to Tianhe – the module that will be the living quarters of China’s completed space station – on Shenzhou-12, or… Read More China launches three astronauts to space station module in first crewed mission since 2016