09 June 2021
China's upcoming Shenzhou 12 crewed space flight is expected to take-off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the north-western Gobi Desert to dock with the Tianhe core module. The CZ-2F rocket with the SZ-12 spacecraft on top was moved to its launch pad at Jiuquan in the evening of 9 June. CMSA said in a brief statement the rocket and the spaceship will receive pre-launch examinations and tests, adding the launch centre is ready for the coming mission.
According to unconfirmed reports by spaceflightfans.cn, Nie Haisheng, Deng Qingming, and Ye Guangfu could be part of the crew and could possibly launch around the 17 June. The crew would stay for 3 months on board the space laboratory.
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