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Shenzhou-12
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:03:05 AM »
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A Long March 2F Yao-12 rocket carrying the Shenzhou-12 crew spacecraft was moved to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China on June 9, 2021. Shenzhou-12 will carry a crew of three astronauts to China's new Tiangong space station.

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Re: Shenzhou-12
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 03:05:21 AM »
China space station: Shenzhou-12 delivers first crew to Tianhe module
By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57504052

China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country's new space station.

The three men - Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo - are to spend three months aboard the Tianhe module some 380km (236 miles) above the Earth.

It will be China's longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years.

The crew successfully docked with the space station just over seven hours after the launch.

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What will the crew do in space?

The primary objective for Commander Nie Haisheng and his team on the Shenzhou-12 mission is to bring the 22.5-tonne Tianhe module into service.

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This 16.6m-long, 4.2m-wide Tianhe cylinder was launched in April.

It is the first and core component in what will eventually be a near 70-tonne orbiting outpost, comprising living quarters, science labs and even a Hubble-class telescope to view the cosmos.

The various elements will be launched in turn over the course of the next couple of years. The construction will be accompanied by regular cargo deliveries, as well as crew expeditions.

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Chinese astronauts, from left, Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, Thursday, June 17, 2021. China plans on Thursday to launch three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship who will be the first crew members to live on China's new orbiting space station Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)





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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker monitors screens showing the interior of the Tianhe space station module after Chinese astronauts docked and enter it are displayed on large screens at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. China has launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its the ambitious programs first crewed mission in five years (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)





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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronauts salute after successfully entering the Tianhe space station module as they are displayed on a big screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. China has launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its the ambitious programs first crewed mission in five years (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)

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