3 Chinese Astronauts Arrive  for 6-Month Stay

at Tiangong Space Station

China has sent

 its third crew to the nation's new Tiangong space station.

A Long March 2F

 rocket carrying the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert on June 4

The three Shenzhou 14

 crewmembers — Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe — were officially revealed as the crew earlier on Saturday. 

China's three-person 

Shenzhou 14 mission arrived at Tianhe, the core module of the under-construction Tiangong, early Sunday morning

The three spaceflyers 

will spend six months aboard the core module of the Chinese space station- Tianhe.

During their time 

in orbit, the trio will conduct a variety of scientific experiments and educational outreach activities

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