US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — China today launched the first permanent permanent module on its space station, which will be able to house astronauts in the long run, which is the latest success of the Chinese space program.
The Tianhe module, or “Celestial Harmony,” was launched with the Long Marsh 5B rocket launcher from the Wenchang space launch center in southern Hainan province.
The space program is a source of tremendous national pride as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior civilian and military leaders attended the launch directly from the control center in Beijing. A congratulatory message from the head of state and leader of the ruling Communist Party Xi Jinping was also read to the staff at the Wenchang launch center.
The Tiahne core module is part of the permanent space station, in which astronauts will be able to live for up to six months.
This module will be the space station management and control center and the main crew living space and will support some scientific and technological experiments.
The launch of Tianhe is the first of 11 missions necessary to complete the space station, which will fly around the Earth at an altitude of 340 to 450 kilometers.
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