A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou 14 crewed space mission is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, June 5, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou 14 crewed space mission is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, June 5, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s first woman in space Liu Yang returns for Shenzhou 14 mission as next generation takes centre stage

  • The trio will spend six months on the Tiangong space station and are the first drawn entirely from the batch of astronauts recruited in 2010
  • Like Liu, mission commander Chen Dong is making his second space flight, but newcomer Cai Xuzhe is an unknown quantity

A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou 14 crewed space mission is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, June 5, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou 14 crewed space mission is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, June 5, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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