Three astronauts will soon set out for the main module of the future Chinese space station

China is ready to send a human crew to Tianhe, the main module of its future space station. Specifically, there will be three astronauts.

Unfortunately, very little information is available at the moment – we do not know the names of the astronauts concerned or the launch date. SpaceNews, however statesthat the rocket for this mission has already been exported to the launch pad.

It is worth recalling that this will be the first Chinese manned mission in more than four years (and the seventh in total). This in itself can be considered a great success.

There are already 4.5 tons of supplies in Tianhei, which were brought there on Saturday, May 29, by the unmanned spacecraft Tianzhou 2. There is also fuel and other necessary things.

If there are no complications, more modules will be transported into space over the next year and the first scientific experiments will begin at the station. These will be able to be performed not only by researchers from China, but also from abroad.

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