China’s Shenzhou 15 manned spacecraft docks with Tiangong space station
Beijing, November 30, 2022, 03:05 — REGNUM The Chinese manned spacecraft Shenzhou-15 has successfully docked with the main module of China’s Tiangong space station, the press service of China’s Manned Space Flight Program Office said.
The device was launched from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome with a CZ-2F launch vehicle. The flight to the station lasted approximately six and a half hours. Astronauts aboard Shenzhou 15 Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu.
It is noted that for the first time in the history of the country, rotation at the station will be carried out in orbit in the presence of both crews.
As reported IA REGNUMOn November 17, astronauts from the Shenzhou-14 mission went out into space for the third time to carry out work outside the station.
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