China has sent
its third crew to the nation's new Tiangong space station.
A Long March 2F
rocket carrying the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert on June 4
The three Shenzhou 14
crewmembers — Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe — were officially revealed as the crew earlier on Saturday.
Shenzhou 14 mission arrived at Tianhe, the core module of the under-construction Tiangong, early Sunday morning
The three spaceflyers
will spend six months aboard the core module of the Chinese space station- Tianhe.
During their time
in orbit, the trio will conduct a variety of scientific experiments and educational outreach activities