It’s my brother’s birthday today. Everyone wish him a happy one. Not really sure where he’s celebrating it, as I’m not up-to-speed on his deployment status. Could be Guam, could be the Middle East, could be some other location. The man gets around.
He now shares his birthday with China’s first space station. They sent up the Tiangong 1 module (Tiangong means ‘Heavenly Palace’) Over the next year or two they’ll be conducting a number of tests of their hardware, around such things as in-orbit rendezvous and docking, as they develop their capabilities.