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Tiangong Space Station: China launches Shenzhou 14 spacecraft and completes space station construction

Beijing, June 5: On Sunday, China will launch Shenzhou 14 with three astronauts on the new Tiangong Space Station, working and living for six months as construction progresses.

According to the Global Times, the Long March 2 Y14 rocket carrying the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft was launched at 10:44 am from the Kyusen Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province, northwestern China.

The three crew members of Shenzhou 14 (commanders Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe) were officially revealed as crew members early on Saturday. Shenzhou 14 is the first manned space flight mission to Tiangong during the orbital assembly stage of the China Space Station, which has made history as it is the first mission without an older age group. China has released details on the final stages of work at the Tiangong Space Station.

According to the Global Times, the experimental modules of the Wentian and Mentian space stations, the Tenshu-5 unmanned spacecraft, and the Shenzhou 15 manned spacecraft have the crew of Shenzhou 14 in orbit for six months. It will be launched in the meantime.

Chen Dong, a veteran of the 2016 Shenzhou 11 mission, started his second mission and was the first commander. Another crew member, Liu Yang, became the first space woman in China after going to space on the mission of Shenzhou 9 in 2012. Meanwhile, Kai Shuze will make her virgin voyage on her next mission.

“For this day, I have prepared for 12 years. I am honored and proud to have this opportunity to go to space for my country,” as the Global Times quoted. Said Xuzhe. Regarding the young lineup, a senior Beijing-based space expert said the new Shenzhou astronaut trio must have shown outstanding performance during training, and the young crew had new knowledge and new knowledge for the mission. I have mastered the skill.

The trio will validate large and small robot arms, EVA, and payload construction outside the cabin. GlobalTimes is a China Aerospace Science and Technology Group (CASC), a state-owned aerospace contractor from Shenzhou’s spacecraft developer.

Another highlight of Shenzhou 14’s mission is to install a small robot arm on the Wentian module. A Chinese astronaut on a mission to set up the Tiangong Space Station.

According to the Global Times, the previous mission, Shenzhou 13 mission, returned safely to Earth on April 16 after completing the technical verification stage of the Chinese space station.

(This is an edited and auto-generated story from the Syndicated News Feed. LatestLY staff may not have changed or edited the content body)

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