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June 19, 2021
External view of China Space Station (中国空间站)
The Shenzhou-12 crew, astronauts Nie Haisheng (commander), Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, opened the hatch and entered the Tianhe core module on 17 June 2021, at 10:48 UTC (18:48 China Standard Time).
Shenzhou-12 crew begins three-month mission
Shenzhou-12 (神舟十二号) will spend three months attached to the Tianhe core module (天和核心舱), the first and main component of the China Space Station (中国空间站), informally known as Tiangong (天宫, Heavenly Palace).
Shenzhou-12 (神舟十二号) crew report to the ground
China sends its first crew to its Space Station
Long March-7 Y3 launches Tianzhou-2 & Tianzhou-2 docking to the Tianhe Core Module
Tianhe completes in-orbit checks & Long March-7 Y3 ready to launch Tianzhou-2
China Space Station
CASC - Long March-5B Y2 launches the Tianhe Core Module
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Images, Video, Text, Credits: China Central Television (CCTV)/China National Space Administration (CNSA)/SciNews/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.