China Launched Shenzhou-11 Manned Mission to Tiangong-2 Space Station

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How many of you know, China is building its own Space Station 400 Kms above the earth in Low earth orbit . As China is not a part of ISS, it aims to build its won by 2022 ,which is also the first country to set up its own Space laboratory .

The Shenzhou-11 mission carrying two taikonauts ( chinese name of astronauts ) will dock into Tiangong-2 spaceship launched into space last month on September 15th, 2016 .

While the Spaceship ( shenzhou-11 ) will return to earth after two days, the crew will stay on the space station to carry out their planned experiments.

The word Shenzhou means " heavenly vessel " ,

Shenzhou-11 Mission Details :

Spacecraft : Shenzhou-11

Rocket : Long March-2F ( two-stage )

Launch Date : October 17, 2016, 07.30 AM ( Local )

Crew : 02

Crew Members : Jing Haipeng ( 50 ), Chen Dong ( 37 )

Launch Facility : Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Gobi Desert in Mangolia.

Docking : Tiangong-2 ( Low Earth Orbit of 400 Km )

Mission Duration : One Month

Landing Date : November 19, 2016

Mission Purpose :

Test Life-support systems, in-orbit maintenance by the crew, other scientific experiements .

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