Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft carrying astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong blasts off from the launchpad  in Jiuquan

China successfully launches first space mission today

Beijing: China’s first space mission named Shenzhou 11 is fueled up for launch today.

The Shenzhou 11 blasted off on a rocket at 7:30 am according to local time, from the distant launch site in Jiuquan situated in the Gobi desert.

Space mission comprising two astronauts will anchored with Tiangong 2 space laboratory which is listed to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022.

Mission’s space voyage will last about a month.

According to the space laboratory, the aim of launching space mission is to focus on improving skills and credibility to handle catastrophes in orbit, mutual rescue competence and space trials.

A senior official stated that China will launch a “core module” for its first space station in 2018 which is initial step for a permanent manned space station in service in 2022.

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