The December 2023 issue of IEEE Spectrum is here!

Close bar

iCandy: Imitation of Life

Robots run, swim, act, and fight like us

1 min read

China’s first domestically developed space module equipped for laboratory experiments took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in late September. The Tiangong-1 space module rode on the back of a Long March 2F two-stage rocket with four strap-on boosters. Over the next few months, the Tiangong-1 and modules from subsequent launches will be used to practice docking maneuvers in anticipation of the introduction of China’s space station.

If you are viewing this page with an iPad or iPhone, click here to launch the slideshow:


The Conversation (0)