China set to make history with launch of first space station along with three astronauts

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China set to make history with launch of first space station along with three astronauts

China will be sending three of its astronauts for a three-month mission on its first space station, which is currently under construction.

The Shenzhou 12 capsule carrying the crew will be launched from the Jiuquan base in China's northwest next month.

The astronauts will practice spacewalks and conduct repairs and maintenance as well as scientific operations.