China puts first female astronaut in orbit
18 June 2012 Last updated at 07:55 BST
China's Shenzhou-9 capsule, with its crew of three, has docked with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
The latest Shenzhou mission, which launched on Saturday, has taken China's first female astronaut - 33-year-old Liu Yang - into orbit.
Alpa Patel reports.