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China launches Shenzhou-16 mission to space station
May 30, 2023

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China has launched Shenzhou-16 spacecraft taking three new astronauts to its space station.

The spacecraft left from the Jiuquan launch centre in Gobi Desert on a Long March 2F rocket on Tuesday.

The crew will overlap briefly with the three astronauts currently on board the Tiangong station, who will return to Earth after completing their six-month mission.