Crew members of the Shenzhou XIV mission, Chen Dong (right), Liu Yang (center) and Cai Xuzhe, attend a preflight ceremony at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province on June 5, 2022. (LI GANG / XINHUA)
BEIJING – The Shenzhou XIV crew has entered the Tianzhou-4 cargo craft after finishing the environmental tests, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Monday.
The Shenzhou XIV spaceship was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Sunday
After successfully stationing in China's space station core module Tianhe, the Shenzhou XIV crew opened the hatch of the Tianzhou-4 cargo craft and entered it at 12:19 pm (Beijing Time), the CMSA said.
The crew will also enter the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft, and carry out cargo transfer and other related work as planned.
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The Shenzhou XIV spaceship was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Sunday.
The crew entered the core module Tianhe after Shenzhou XIV successfully completed a fast automated rendezvous and docking with the combination of the core module, the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft and the Tianzhou-4 cargo craft.
They will stay in orbit for six months and complete the assembly and construction of the space station.