Spacecraft Shenzhou 11 was launched from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi desert, about 1,600 kilometres North-West of Beijing. The mission has begun. 7.30 am local time (1.30 h in Poland).
Astronauts in the next two days must find in the space lab Tiangong-2, which means “heavenly Palace”. The module is part of was built according to Chinese manned space station. Astronauts will perform in space a month, the longest in the history of Chinese manned spaceflight. Flew in space Cheng Dong Jing Haipeng. The latter is the commander of the ship, and the earth having celebrated its 50. birthday.
the development of the space program is a priority of the Chinese authorities. During his stay in Space, astronauts need to conduct a series of experiments. Among them there are also suggested that Hong Kong students. The astronauts will check, in particular, as in space develop silkworms.
In 2021, the State Inside wants to send a probe to Mars, and three years later to send to the moon manned spacecraft.
See what he looked like at the time of launch of Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 11.