China unveils Shenzhou-12 astronauts for space station construction
 updatetime:2021-06-16 18:17:05   Views:0 Source:Xinhua/ Ecns.cn

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo will carry out the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission, and Nie will be the commander, announced the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) at a press conference Wednesday.

This will be the first manned mission during the construction of China's space station, said Ji Qiming, director assistant of the CMSA.

Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu will be the backup crew, Ji said.

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This file photo shows Chinese astronauts Tang Hongbo (L) Nie Haisheng (C), and Liu Boming. (Photo provided to China News Service)

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This file photo shows Chinese astronauts Liu Boming. (Photo provided to China News Service)

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This file photo shows Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng. (Photo provided to China News Service)

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This file photo shows Chinese astronaut Tang Hongbo. (Photo provided to China News Service)


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