A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP
A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP

China to unveil younger team of astronauts for Shenzhou 13 space mission

  • The mission, which is planned to last for six months, will be piloted by Zhai Zhigang, 55, Wang Yaping, 41, and Ye Guangfu, 41
  • Wang will become China’s first female astronaut to work in its new Tianhe core module of the Chinese space station

Topic |   China's space programme
A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP
A Long March 2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft, at the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China. Photo: AFP
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