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Thursday, April 15, 2021, 16:45
Shenzhou XII gears up for mission
By Xinhua
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 16:45 By Xinhua

In this Oct 17, 2016, a Long March 2F carrier rocket carrying China's Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu province. (LI GANG / XINHUA)

JIUQUAN - The manned spacecraft and carrier rocket for the Shenzhou XII manned space mission have arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

The manned craft and the Long March 2F carrier rocket are now undergoing final assembly and testing at the launch site, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on Friday.

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The astronauts for the Shenzhou XII manned space mission are participating in intensive training before embarking on their space journey, said the CMSA.

All facilities at the launch site are in good condition, and all systems that will be involved in the mission are undergoing orderly preparations, it said. 

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