Report: Chinese Space Station Tiangong 1 Enters Countdown

China's Tiangong-1 space laboratory with a Shenzhou spacecraft approaching it. (Credit: CNSA)

A report on the China National Space Administration website indicates that  the Tiangong 1 (Heavenly Palace) space station is in its countdown. “Reporters learned from the Chinese military networks, at present, ‘Tiangong’ has entered the countdown,” according to the report. It will be launched by a Long March II-F rocket.