China successfully launches Shenzhou-12 manned space station mission

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “China successfully launches Shenzhou-12 manned space station mission” – below is their description.

China has successfully launched three astronauts including veteran commander Nie Haisheng into Earth’s orbit on a mission to work for three months building the Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) space station. The Shenzhou-12 – which means “divine vessel” in Chinese – lifted off on its mission in the morning of June 17, 2021, from the Gobi Desert. The nation’s first crewed space flight in five years will take the astronauts to the core module of the space station.

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