China to send another 3 astronauts to space on Saturday

China PlusPublished: 2021-10-14 17:56:05
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Crew on board the Shenzhou XIII spacecraft - Zhai Zhigang (C), Wang Yaping (R) and Ye Guangfu (L). [Photo provided to China Plus]

Chinese astronauts (航天员 hángtiānyuán) Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping, and Ye Guangfu will head to space (太空 tàikōng) aboard the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft at 12:23 a.m. on Saturday. The three astronauts will stay inside the country's Tiangong space station for six months. It is expected to become the longest space journey by Chinese astronauts, doubling the time of their peers in the Shenzhou-12 mission.

Aerospace keywords 航空航天相关词汇:

[yùnzài huǒjiàn]运载火箭 carrier rocket

[fāshè qū]发射区 launching area

[tuījìn cāng]推进舱 propelling module

[tàikōng fú]太空服 spacesuit

[guǐdào cāng]轨道舱 orbital module

[fǎnhuí cāng]返回舱 re-entry module

[hángtiān qì]航天器 spacecraft

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