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September 29, 2016
Waiting for Shenzhou 11
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2016
With Tiangong 2 safely in orbit, attention is now shifting to the spacecraft that will soon meet it. The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft is expected to lift off at some point in mid-October, although China has yet to release an official launch date or time. We are also unsure about the crew, although China has stated it will consist of two astronauts. That's a step back from recent trends of three-person crews for China. The smaller crew will allow logistics to be stretched further on this mission, allowin ... read more

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