China may not have been part of the 20th century Space Race, but the country's manned space program has ambitious goals as it enters its second decade. The Atlantic has a roundup of images from China's latest successful mission, which put the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft in orbit for 15 days and included a successful docking with the Tiangong-1 Space Laboratory. This mission is another step towards the country's eventual goal of a manned trip to Mars sometime between 2040 and 2060. China may not be the first to step foot on Mars — Elon Musk has stated his plans to build a Mars colony in the next 12 to 15 years — but the country's slow and steady pace is showing great promise.