China launches Shenzhou-16 mission to the Chinese Space Station

Published by NASASpaceflight on 05/29/2023 UTC

China launched its crewed Shenzhou-16 mission to the Tiangong Space Station on Tuesday, May 30, at 1:31 AM UTC. The Shenzhou spacecraft launched atop a Chang Zheng 2F (CZ-2F) rocket to carry three taikonauts to the station. The arrival of the Shenzhou-16 crew will mark the beginning of the handover from the Shenzhou-15 to the Shenzhou-16 crew.

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