China today Thursday 15th 2016 launched her second experimental space station called Tiangong 2.
The blast took off just after 22:00 local time from the Gobi desert.
By next month, two astronauts will go to the station to conduct research.
It is obvious that China has made space exploration a national priority and is the third country, after the Soviet Union and the US, to launch people into space.
The mission follows the launch of the Tiangong 1 prototype in 2011, a smaller but also operational model.