China successfully launched a manned spacecraft into orbit
In China, the successful launch into space of the ship "Shenzhou-11" ("Sacred Shuttle") with two astronauts on board, transmits RIA News.
“During the 2 day, Shenzhou-11 must dock with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory (Heavenly Palace-2). The crew will conduct a series of medical and scientific experiments. In total, taykunauts (cosmonauts) will stay on the 33 orbit of the day, ”the report says.
The ship was launched from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome, with Jing Haipeng (crew commander) and Chen Dong on board. The commander went into space for the third time.
"The launch of the 11 mission was successful," said flight manager Zhang Yusya.
“During the 33 of the day that the Taikunauts will be in orbit, they will have to perform a series of experiments,” said one of the program representatives.
This mission "Shenzhou-11" will be a record for China in terms of duration.
PRC Chairman Xi Jinping congratulated all the members of the mission on their successful work.
“I hope everyone will continue to work in the same spirit and fulfill all the tasks set in order to speed up the process of space exploration by China and create a powerful space power”- said the head of state.
REUTERS / China daily
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