China launches Shenzhou-15 crew to the CSS

by | Nov 30, 2022 | China, Launches, Seradata News, space station

China launched a Long March 2F/G (CZ 2F/G) rocket carrying the Shenzhou-15 crewed mission to the CSS. The mission lifted-off at 1508 GMT on 29 November from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The three taikonauts onboard are Zhang Lu, Deng Qingming, and Fei Junlong. 

Shenzhou-15 successfully docked with the CSS (Chinese Space Station) later the same day at 2142 GMT, joining Shenzhou-14 and three other Chinese astronauts already at the station. 

The Long March rocket with three crew on-board beginning their trip to space. Courtesy of Xinhua/Li Gang

 

As well as the crew, Shenzhou-15 carried two experiments to the station which will be installed at a later date. Additionally, there were also some fresh fruit and vegetables on-board to enhance the inhabitants’ diets for a short period. 

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