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China set to send three astronauts on longest crewed mission yet

The Hindu | 14/10/2021 04:16 PM | Click to read full article

China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months. It will be China's longest-ever crewed space mission and set a record for the most time spent in space by Chinese astronauts.

The Shenzhou-13 spaceship is expected to be launched into space on a Long March-2F rocket early Saturday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China.