According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, in the early morning of June 17, 2021, Beijing time, the expedition ceremony of the astronauts of the Shenzhou 12 manned mission was held at Wentian Pavilion Square at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

  At 6:32, Li Shangfu, the commander-in-chief of China's manned space project and the commander-in-chief of the space station stage mission command, issued an order. Three astronauts, Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo, led the expedition, and a three-month flight is about to begin. Mission and will be the first batch of space visitors after China's manned spaceflight enters the space station stage.

(Reporter Guo Chaokai produced Wang Jiayi)

Editor in charge: [Li Ji]