[Playback] China's first cargo spacecraft launched
China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province, April 20, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]
China's first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, was launched on Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province.
Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo ship independently developed by China and is expected to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab and conduct an in-orbit refueling.
The cargo spacecraft will also carry out experiments, including one on non-Newtonian gravitation, before returning to earth.