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

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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