A 3-man crew of astronauts will blast off in June for a three-month mission on China’s new area station, in response to an area official who was the nation’s first astronaut in orbit.
The plans for the station’s first crew had been confirmed to state tv by Yang Liwei, the manned area programme’s deputy chief designer, as an automatic spacecraft was launched with gasoline and provides for the Tianhe station.
Tianhe, or Heavenly Concord, is the third and largest area station launched by China’s more and more bold area program. Its core module was launched into orbit April 29.
The Shenzhou 12 capsule carrying the crew shall be launched from the Jiuquan base in China’s northwest subsequent month, Yang mentioned in feedback broadcast Saturday by China Central Tv.
They are going to follow spacewalks and conduct repairs and upkeep in addition to scientific operations.
Yang, who orbited Earth in 2003, gave no particulars of the astronauts’ identities or a flight date and mentioned the crew will come from this system’s two earliest teams of astronauts.
Requested whether or not ladies can be within the crew, Yang mentioned, “on Shenzhou 12 we do not have them, however missions after that each