In case you hadn’t heard, China is building its own space station. Not planning to build. Not any more. Building.
They’ve got photos of the rocket, too.
Sometime between now and mid-November, they’ll be launching another spacecraft. Once the two rendezvous in orbit, the ISS won’t be alone any more. The Tiangong will remain empty – except for some European biological samples – until the middle of next year, when Chinese astronauts will move in to do some research.