The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft that will carry Chinese astronauts to the nation’s new space station has arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the Xinhua news agency reports.
Shenzhou-11 is scheduled for launch in mid-October. Two unidentified male astronauts will fly to the Tiangong-2 space station, which is scheduled for launch in mid-September. The mission will last up to 30 days, Xinhua reported.
China plans to launch the core module of a permanent, multi-module space station around 2018. The facility is due to be complete around 2022.
Edited to remove inaccurate information about Tiangong-2.