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Wentian science module docks with China’s space station

This illustration shows the configuration of the Tiangong space station after docking of the Wentian module (left) to the Tianhe core module (right). A Shenzhou crew spacecraft and Tianzhou cargo ship are also docked at the station. Credit: China Manned Space Agency China’s Tiangong space station received a new room Sunday with the docking of the Wentian laboratory module, a ...

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Watch live: New science lab for China’s space station poised for launch Sunday

China’s heavy-lift Long March 5B rocket was fueled for launch early Sunday with the second major element of the Chinese Tiangong space station, adding a new working compartment for the three astronauts living on the orbiting research lab. The Wentian lab module is buttoned up for launch on the Long March 5B rocket at approximately 2:17 a.m. EDT (0617 GMT) ...

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