The three previous inhabitants of China’s Tiangong space station returned to Earth in September. Photo: Handout
The three previous inhabitants of China’s Tiangong space station returned to Earth in September. Photo: Handout

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China is sending 3 more astronauts into orbit on Shenzhou 13. Who and what else is in space?

  • Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu are replacing the first crew of three at the Tiangong space station
  • Astronauts are being followed into orbit by tourists, with commercial space travel set to increase

Topic |   China's space programme
The three previous inhabitants of China’s Tiangong space station returned to Earth in September. Photo: Handout
The three previous inhabitants of China’s Tiangong space station returned to Earth in September. Photo: Handout
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