The spacecraft is tasked with around-the-clock monitoring on Chinese territories and neighboring regions.
They are scheduled to live inside the space station for around five months and return to Earth in November.
Sci-fi has always been a means of stimulating human imagination to the fullest. It gives people the view of being on a universe rover, during which Mother Earth is only one stop of their interstellar odyssey.
China’s manned moon landing plan will be carried out in three phases, announced Zhang Hailian, deputy chief designer of China Manned Space Program, on Wednesday at central China’s Wuhan.
The combination of Long March-2F carrier rocket and the Shenzhou-16 crewed spacecraft is vertically transferred to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, May 22, 2023.