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China makes final push for space station, eyeing Russian expertise

Crewed mission sent on board with construction slated to wrap up in 2022

The Long March-2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft and three astronauts, takes off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 5 for a crewed mission to build China's space station. (Cnsphoto via Reuters)

BEIJING -- With its successful launch of a manned spacecraft on Sunday, China seeks to finish construction of its space station within the year and potentially enlist Russia's help and expertise.

The Shenzhou 14 was launched Sunday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China with three astronauts on board. The spacecraft is docking with the Tiangong space station, with the astronauts to spend about six months there.

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