China launches space mission

Three astronauts were sent to China's space station for a six-month stay.

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October 15, 2021 - 3:46 PM

BEIJING (AP) — China today sent three astronauts to its space station for a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves toward completing the new orbiting outpost.

The Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying the three astronauts was launched by a Long March-2F rocket.

The two men and one woman are the second crew to move into the space station, which was launched last April. The first crew stayed three months.

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