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.