China launches key module for space station

China launches a key module for its space station

Location: Wenchang, China

Date: April 29, 2021

The unmanned 'Tianhe' module ('Harmony of the Heavens')

contains what will become living quarters for three crew members

on a permanent space station that China aims to complete by 2022

The only other space station in service is the International Space Station

from which China is excluded

The country aims to become a major space power by 2030