Monday, December 4

China announces successful launch of Shenzhou-17 crewed spacecraft

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China on Thursday launched the Shenzhou-17 manned spaceship. About 10 minutes after the launch, the Shenzhou-17 spaceship separated from the rocket and entered its designated orbit. The crew members, consisting of Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin, are in good shape and the launch is a complete success, the China Manned Space Agency said.