Long March 2F • Shenzhou 16

A Chinese Long March 2F rocket launched the Shenzhou 16 spacecraft with three Chinese astronauts to rendezvous and dock with the Chinese space station in low Earth orbit. This is China’s 11th crewed space mission, and the fifth to the Chinese space station. The mission is commanded by Jing Haipeng, the spaceflight engineer is Zhu Yangzhu, and the payload specialist is Gui Haichao. Read our full story.