Astronauts (from left) Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, the first crew for China’s new space station, at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Astronauts (from left) Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, the first crew for China’s new space station, at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Meet the astronauts set to blast off on first Chinese space station mission

  • All three are veterans who came from humble beginnings in rural China
  • They’ll spend three months on the Tianhe doing tests and maintenance

Topic |   China science
Astronauts (from left) Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, the first crew for China’s new space station, at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Astronauts (from left) Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, the first crew for China’s new space station, at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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