China sends 3 astronauts to complete space station

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China sends 3 astronauts to complete space station


Updated 9 hours ago · Published Jun 5, 2022 5:00 PM ·



Screenshot showing a Long March-2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft to China’s new space station, taking off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, northwest China , Oct. 16, 2021. China today launched a rocket carrying three astronauts to complete construction of its new space station, the latest step in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power. – AFP/Chinese State Broadcaster CCTV document, June 5, 2022.

CHINA today launched a rocket carrying three astronauts on a mission to complete construction of its new space station, the latest step in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power.

The trio blasted off in a Long March-2F rocket at (0244 GMT) from Jiuquan Launch Center in the Gobi Desert in northwest China, state broadcaster CCTV said, the team to spend six months expanding the Tiangong space station.


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