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See-off ceremony held for Chinese astronauts of Shenzhou-12 mission
  ·  2021-06-17  ·   Source: Xinhua News Agency

 

Astronauts Nie Haisheng (C), Liu Boming (R) and Tang Hongbo attend a see-off ceremony for Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-12 manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, on June 17 (XINHUA) 

A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-12 manned space mission was held in the morning of June 17 at the Wentiange square of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

At the command of Li Shangfu, commander-in-chief of China's manned space program, astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo set out at 6:32 a.m., to be the first Chinese astronauts to live and work in the country's space station currently under construction.

The Shenzhou-12 spaceship is expected to be launched at 9:22 a.m. on June 17(Beijing Time) and the crew will stay in orbit for three months for the construction of China's space station.

 

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