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Shenzhou 12 Docking

Chinese Space Station Tiangong space station Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 12 Shenzhou 12

The Shenzhou 12 spacecraft will dock autonomously to the forward port of the Tianhe module of the new Chinese Space Station. It will bring the first crew consisting of commander Nie Haisheng and operators Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo.

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Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 12

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 17, 2021, 1:22 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

First crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.

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Tiangong space station


Low Earth Orbit Government Founded: April 29, 2021 Mass: 22.0T Volume: 50 m³

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