The two astronauts docked tot he Tiangong-2 space lab where they will stay for 33 days. The mission aims to transport personnel and materials between Earth and Tiangong-2, and test rendezvous, docking and return processes. Other objectives include aerospace medical experiments, space science experiments and in-orbit maintenance. Astronauts will conduct three experiments designed by middle school students from Hong Kong, including raising silkworms in space. The astronauts will also be special correspondents for Xinhua, sharing their work and life in space via text, photo, audio and video through Xinhua’s global media services.
CAS news release, October 17, 2016