Shenzhou XIII crew set out for launch tower

By Zhao Lei in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center | | Updated: 2021-10-15 22:13
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Crew members of the Shenzhou XIII spacecraft, Major General Zhai Zhigang(R), Senior Colonel Wang Yaping(C) and Senior Colonel Ye Guangfu set out to the launch tower after a departure ceremony on Friday evening in front of their residential building at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's Gobi Desert. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/For]

Li gave his permission and the crew saluted him and all participants to the brief event before boarding their car to the launch tower.

The crew will fly with the Shenzhou XIII spacecraft to the core module of China's space station to stay there for six months, marking the start of the country's longest spaceflight.

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