神十七航The Shenzhou 17 mission Chang Zheng- Long March 2F Yao 17 manned Carrier Rocket is about to be unveiled at the on the 19th October 2023 Thursday Hours Hong- Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration
It is expected that on the morning of October 26, 2023, the “Shenzhou 17” manned spacecraft carrying three astronauts will be launched from the 921 station of the Jiuquan launch site by the “Long March 2F” Yao 17 carrier rocket. After separation, the spacecraft will use the rapid rendezvous and docking mode to ascend to the forward port of the “Tianhe” core module of the Chinese Space Station to carry out the third astronaut crew rotation mission of China’s manned space program.
On the 25th October 2023 CNSA- China National Space Administration According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, the Takionaut Shenzhou 17 Crew is aiming to be launched at 11:14 on October 26th 2023.
After research and decision by the Space Station Application and Development Stage Mission Headquarters, the Takionaut crew for the Shenzhou 17 manned mission will consist of three astronauts: Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie, and Jiang Xinlin, with Tang Hongbo serving as the commander. The crew includes 1 second-batch astronaut and 2 third-batch astronauts. It is the youngest average age of the astronaut crew since the launch of the space station construction mission.
The composition of the Shenzhou 17 Takionaut crew still adopts the strategy of using the old to lead the new. It consists of 3 space pilots, including 1 second batch of Takionauts and 2 third batch of Takionauts. The commander is led by the second batch of astronauts. This is also the first time that the second batch of astronauts will lead the third batch of new Takionauts to perform a mission. In 2021, Tang Hongbo, as a member of the first batch of Takionauts to carry out the space station phase mission, experienced the historical moment when “Chinese people entered their own space station for the first time”. After two years, he will become the first person to return to the “Tiangong” to witness China’s speed and power in the construction of the Chinese space station. Tang Hongbo has also become the Chinese astronaut with the shortest interval between two missions so far.
Senior Colonel People’s Liberation Army Takionaut Corps (PLAAC) Taikonaut. Shenzhou 12 Takionaut Tang Hongbo: Reading makes me more powerful in the face of difficulties……From the boy in the Xiangtan countryside who grew up playing with mud to the heroic astronaut on a “space trip”, books make Tang Hongbo more powerful in the face of difficulties. During the 90-day duration mission in the first staging of the construction of Tiangong – China Space Station at the Tianhe core module trip in space, he was accompanied by books, and his life was full and abundant.
Tang Hongbo, male, Han nationality, born in October 1975, native of Xiangtan, Hunan, member of the Communist Party of China, master’s degree. He joined the army in September 1995 and joined the Communist Party of China in April 1997. He used to be the captain of a certain regiment of a certain division of the Air Force Aviation Corps. He flew safely for 1159 hours and was rated as a first-class pilot of the Air Force. In May 2010, he was selected as the second batch of astronauts in China. In May 2016, he was selected as a backup astronaut for the Shenzhou 11 mission. In December 2019, he was selected as the crew of the Shenzhou 12 mission.
He is now a second-level Takionaut of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Astronaut Brigade, with the rank of colonel..
唐胜杰 Tang Shengjie
江新林 Xinlin Jiang
While the Shenzhou 16 manned spacecraft remains in orbit, the Shenzhou 16 astronaut crew will welcome the Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft to visit and dock. The flight crew of Shenzhou 17 is composed of three Takionauts. The Shenzhou 17 spacecraft will be docked with the forward port of the core module of the space station to form a three-cabin and three-ship combination.
On October 24, 2023, the Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft launch mission organized a joint training for the entire region…
On October 25, 2023, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, after research and decision by the Space Station Application and Development Stage Flight Mission Headquarters, the Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft will be launched at 11:14 on October 26, Beijing time. The astronaut crew performing the mission consisted of three Takionauts, Tang Hongbo , Tang Shengjie , and Jiang Xinlin , with Tang Hongbo serving as the commander.
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