China Launches Crewed Mission to Space Station

A spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts docked at the country’s space station on October 16, for a six-month mission.

Footage released by the China Manned Space Agency shows the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft being launched by the Long March-2F rocket from the Gobi Desert in northwest China after midnight.

The crew includes Zhai Zhigang, Ye Guangfu, and Wang Yaping – China’s first female astronaut to visit the space station. Credit: China Manned Space Agency via Storyful

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