China is developing a lunar spacecraft that's capable of carrying astronauts to the moon. Aside from that, their space agency is also working on a permanently crewed space station.
China launched its Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket last Nov. 3 for a test flight in preparation for building its own space station.
China successfully sent two astronauts to space to man its Tiangong-2 space lab in preparation of the 2018 module lauch, the core module of China's new space station.
China is building a modular Space Station; reports say it might be the only space station when the ISS retires in 2024.
China's second space lab will be launched from the Gobi dessert at 10 p.m. on Sept. 15. A manned mission will follow it next month.