Shenzhou-12: China launches first astronauts to new space station

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Shenzhou-12: China launches first astronauts to new space station” – below is their description.

    The first crew to be sent to China’s new space station has docked.

    The Shenzhou-12 mission arrived after blasting off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center nearly seven hours earlier.

    The three astronauts on board will stay for three months on the orbiting laboratory.

    And, as Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports, the mission is only the third of a total of 11 missions planned for the next 18 months to complete its construction.

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