The Chinese space agency has launced their 3rd manned spacecraft with 3 astronauts (“Taikonauts”) on board. see the article from SPACE.com
The plan is to have a Space Walk of about 40 minutes in order to test a newly made Chinese space suit, collect some scientific experiments from the outside of the craft and launch a small satellite sending images back to Earth. The Space Walk should happen on Friday or Saturday.
Exciting to see the Chinese emerge as a manned space faring nation. along with the US and Russia.
There are still not many nations/organisations capable of launching space craft into orbit. I count
– Europe (ESA)
did I forget anyone ?
I am curious to see when and if the Chinese will join the ISS. I think they belong there along with the others.