China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo
China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo
Space

China launches manned spacecraft prototype with new Long March 5B rocket

  • Test flight includes next-generation capsule designed to take astronauts to planned space station
  • It will be able to launch and land with three crew members and up to 500kg of cargo, according to state media

Topic |   Space
China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo
China’s new Long March 5B rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan Island on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo
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