Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)
Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)

Why hasn’t China sent astronauts into space for three years?

China’s next space station might not be complete until 2024, but some say a failed 2017 rocket launch has contributed to delays

Topic |   Space
Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)
Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang (left to right) before boarding the Shenzhou 10 spaceflight in June 2013. (Picture: AP)
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