The three astronauts aboard China’s Shenzhou-12 spaceship has docked with the Tianhe core module, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
The spaceship was launched Thursday morning from Northwest China’s Jiuquan Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
This is the first docking between the Tianhe core module and a manned spaceship since it was sent into orbit.
The docking formed a complex with Tianhe and the cargo craft Tianzhou-2.
The astronauts will be stationed in the core module for a three-month mission.
China launched its space station Tianhe core module on April 29 and cargo craft Tianzhou-2 on May 29. The two completed a computer-orchestrated rendezvous and docking on May 30, waiting for the first manned mission to unpack the cargo.