Shenzhou XII docked with the Tianhe core module-design it patches[2021.6.17]
The Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft successfully completed its orbit setting after entering orbit. At 15:54 today, the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft successfully docked with the forward port of the Tianzhou core module in an autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking mode, forming a three-module (ship) combination with the previously docked Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft. The whole docking process took about 6.5 hours. This is the first rendezvous and docking between Tianhe Core Module and a manned spacecraft since its launch into orbit. According to the mission implementation plan, the three astronauts will then enter the Tianhe core module from the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft.