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.
They are now heading
for Tianhe, the core module of the still-under-construction Tiangong, with Shenzhou 14
The three spaceflyers
are expected to spend six months aboard the core module of the Chinese space station- Tianhe.
They are tasked with
overseeing the arrival of two new modules, Wentian and Mengtian which are due to launch in late July and October