China rolls out rocket for next astronaut mission to Tiangong space station (photos)

China is all set to send its next crew to its Tiangong space station.

The Shenzhou 18 spacecraft currently sits atop a Long March 2F rocket, on its pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The rocket was transferred 0.93 miles (1.5 kilometers) by rail from the vertical integration building to the pad on April 17, according to China’s human spaceflight agency (CMSA).

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