What you need to know
Mission launched at 12:23 am on Oct 16, 2021
Crew: Commander Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping (F) and Ye Guangfu
Crew to stay inside space station for six months, making it China's longest crewed spaceflight
The mission sees first spacewalk by a Chinese woman
4th spacecraft to visit Tiangong station and 2nd crewed ship to transport astronauts to the station
15:51 2022-01-15
Chinese female astronaut sets new record |

Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese female astronaut to have worked in space for more than 100 days.

17:01 2022-01-08
China's Shenzhou XIII crew carries out docking test
By Zhao Lei | |

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew conducted a remotely controlled docking test from inside the Tiangong space station on Saturday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

09:18 2022-01-08
Crew finishes cargo spacecraft, space station docking test
Xinhua |

The Shenzhou XIII astronauts in China's space station core module have completed the manual rendezvous and docking experiment with the Tianzhou 2 cargo craft, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said Saturday.

13:43 2022-01-06
Space station's robotic arm performs maneuver

China's Tiangong space station conducted a test using its robotic arm to reposition the Tianzhou 2 cargo spaceship on Thursday morning, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

08:06 2022-01-03
Astronauts mark New Year with livestream from space

From hosting a children's art gallery in space to answering questions about manned spaceflight, the three astronauts onboard China's Tiangong space station celebrated the New Year by cultivating science and inspiration in the country's youth.

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