No sooner has China succeeded in landing on Mars for the first time than Beijing announces its next space plans: In order to supply its future space station with sufficient material and equipment, Beijing plans to carry out several cargo flights in the coming days. The “Long March 7” rocket has already been moved into position on the launch pad of the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island. The state newspaper China Daily reported that the “Tianzhou 2” spacecraft is scheduled to take off in the coming days. In June, three astronauts are to take off from the spaceport in the Gobi Desert and then stay in Tianhe for three months.
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