China successfully launched its first unmanned cargo spaceship on Thursday, taking the country one step closer to building its own space station.
The Tianzhou 1 blasted off from China’s newest launch site, Wenchang.
The craft will carry out scientific experiment after reaching the Tiangong 2 space station.
Speaking at the launch, Zhang Xueyu, launch site commander said, “I hereby declare that the Tianzhou 1 spacecraft launch has been succesfully completed”.
The Tiangong 2 space station was launched last year September and is currently unmanned.