Beijing includes an astronaut for the Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft team heading to the Chinese station


The Chinese Space Agency revealed the presence of a female astronaut in the crew of the manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-13″, which will soon launch to the Chinese Space Station. To the Chinese space station 3 astronauts,” noting that a woman may enter the space crew, according to the Russian Sputnik agency.

On September 21, a Chinese cargo spacecraft successfully docked with a space station module in the fourth of the 11 missions required to complete Chinas first permanent space station by the end of next year, according to a Sky News Arabia report.

According to state media, the Long March-7 rocket took off carrying the Tian Zhou-3, or “sky ship” in Chinese, at 3:10 Beijing time (0710 GMT) from the Wenchang Space Flight Center on the island of Wenchang. Hainan, in the south of the country, the spacecraft successfully docked with the Tianhe main module of the space station at 1408 GMT.

The Tianzhou-3 is delivering fuel and supplies for three astronauts who are scheduled to travel to the Tianhe unit in October, and their scheduled six-month stay will be the fifth and final mission in the series this year.

China plans to launch two more vehicles next year, Wentian and Mengtian, using Long March-5B missiles, which are the largest and most powerful space transportation missiles in China.


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