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China launches core module of new space station to orbit


China launches core module of new space station to orbit The construction of China's space station is underway. The core element of the Chinese Space Station launched to Earth orbit tonight (April 28), lifting off at 11:23 p.m. EDT (0323 GMT on April 29) atop a heavy-lift Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the island of Hainan. The 59-foot-long (18 meters) module, known as Tianhe ("Harmony of the Heavens"), is the first space station component to launch.   More



(Source: Space.com - Apr 29)

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