China launches a new crew into space, including its first civilian astronaut


A Long March rocket carrying a crew of Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou-16 spaceship lifts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

China’s space program officials said on Monday they have plans to expand its space station, along with launching a crewed mission to the moon before 2030.

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