China launches spaceship named ‘Divine Vessel’ with three astronauts into space

 In a bid to mark an all-important milestone, China recently launched a spaceship with three astronauts that were docked at the country’s space station in Jiuquan for a three-month mission.

The spaceship is called Shenzhou-12, also known as the ‘Divine Vessel.’ The space station is situated at the edge of the Gobi Desert. Six hours after the takeoff, they connected with the Tianhe space station.

According to the Associated Press, the team of three astronauts is sent with the objective of carrying out experiments, test equipment as well as prepare the station so that two more laboratory modules can be sent there next year. The team was greeted with a lot of cheer and love from the country.

This is the first time an all-male crew has gone into space. Earlier, women have been a part of the last two missions but they will still remain a part of the crew.

In the past, the travel time taken to reach the rather ambitious space station was two days. Due to many ‘breakthroughs’ and ‘experiments’, the duration has been brought down. The mission’s deputy chief engineer, Gao Xu, told the news organization, “Improvements include an increase in the number of automated and remote-controlled  systems should significantly lessen the pressure on the astronauts.”

Not being a part of USA’s International Space Station, China has been working with Russia and other countries to work on its space station and project. The three-month mission will determine how successful the entire operation it will be.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies