CHINA SENT THE FIRST TALKONOT TO SPACE, IN 2003
China, which started the space station project in 1992, sent the first taikonot to space in 2003 with the Shincou-5 spacecraft, and became the third country to send astronauts to space after the USA and the Soviet Union.
China sent the taiconot to space with Shincou-6 in 2006, Tiengong-1 (Sky Palace) in 2011, and Tiengong-2 in 2016, and conducted some experiments and scientific research on launches. The Tiengong-1 was docked with the Shincou-9 in June 2012 and the Shincou-10 space shuttles in June 2013. Tiengong-1 was out of control and shattered in the atmosphere in 2018.