China will launch Shenzhou-16 mission to Chinese space station on May 30

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BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) – China will send three astronauts to its now fully operational space station on Tuesday as part of a crew rotation, in the fifth manned mission to the Chinese space outpost since 2021, the China Manned Space Agency announced on Monday.

The spacecraft Shenzhou-16 will lift off atop a Long March 2F rocket at 9:31 a.m (0131 GMT).

Photo: Astronauts (L-R) Gui Haichao, Jing Haipeng and Zhu Yangzhu, salute during a press conference in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI

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