Chinese Astronauts Enter Space Module

Shenzhou 9 crew enters the Tiangong-1 for the 1st time. Chinese astronauts docked two spaceships in orbit for the first time Monday, marking a vital milestone in the country's quest to build a manned space station in Earth orbit. The three-person crew of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, which includes the China's first female astronaut, arrived at the country's Tiangong 1 ("Heavenly Palace") test module in orbit and joined the two craft to complete the successful docking. The maneuver is the first manned docking for China, making it the third nation, after the United States and Russia, to achieve such a feat.