China successfully launches Shenzhou-14 spacecraft | News


The Shenzhou-14 manned spacecraft has been successfully launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.


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This is China’s first manned mission this year, with three taikonauts on board, making up the mission, which is expected to finish the construction of the China Space Station.

At 10:44 a.m. Beijing local time, the Long March 2-F carrier rockets took off from the satellite launch pad, carrying the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft, with the three taikonauts who will live on the Tiangong Space Station for six months.

The Shenzhou-14 launch takes place two months after the return of the Shenzhou-13 crew, in April.

This is the third manned mission since 2021, and the first mission of the second phase for the construction of the China Space Station.

The trio will cooperate with the ground team to complete the assembly and construction of the Tiangong space station, which will grow from a single-module structure to a national space laboratory with three modules, namely the Tianhe core module and the Tianhe modules. of Wentian and Mengtian laboratory.

The three Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft entered the core module of the country’s Tianhe space station on Sunday, the China Manned Space Agency said.

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