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Chinese astronauts enter Tiangong space station

An artistic rendering of the Tiangong space station. Image courtesy of the China Manned Space Engineering Organisation (CMSEO).

Berlin, 18 June 2021. – Three Chinese astronauts also called Taikonauts entered the Tiangong space station, Chinese state and international media reported.

After a seven-hour flight in the Shenzhou capsule, the crew entered the space station’s Tianhe core module as the first people to board China’s new outpost in space, the reports said.

The crew had been successfully launched in the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft on top of a  Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan spaceport in China.

 

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