Shenzhou 12 Will Kickstart China's Space Station Program

'Divine Vessel' to mark China's first human spaceflight since 2016, Reuters

"A Chinese spacecraft will blast off from the Gobi Desert on a Long March rocket in the coming days, ferrying three men to an orbiting space module for a three-month stay, the first time China has sent humans into space for nearly five years. Shenzhou-12, meaning "Divine Vessel", will be the third of 11 missions needed to complete China's space station by 2022."

Keith's note: I am scheduled to be on CGTN Live at around 9:30 pm EDT this evening to discuss this mission. Update: I have been bumped from tonight's coverage but have been penciled in for tomorrow (Wednesday) evening's coverage.

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