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China successfully launches Shenzhou-16 mission to space station

China confirmed it successfully launched its Shenzhou-16 manned spacecraft to the Tiangong space station.

The spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome in the nation's Gansu Province by the Long March 2F launch vehicle.

The mission marks the country's second in-orbit crew rotation, with the Shenzhou-16 crew taking over from the Shenzhou-15 astronauts who have been aboard the Tiangong space station since November.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NL