China expected to name woman for next space station crew

Published Sep 22 2021 at 1:00 AM GMT
  • China will launch its next manned space mission two days after National Day, with a woman astronaut among the crew to go into orbit to help build its new space station, sources said.
  • Two sources familiar with China’s manned space programme said the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft would lift off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on October 3 The launch will be less than a month after the Tiangong space station’s first crew returned to Earth.“The crew, spaceship and rocket are all….



  • Published Sep 22, 2021 1:00 AM GMT