The Long March-2F Y14 carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship, blasted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 10:44 a.m. (Beijing Time) on June 5, 2022.
About 577 seconds later, Shenzhou-14 spaceship successfully separated from the rocket and entered the preset orbit. The Shenzhou-13 crew is in good condition and the launch is a complete success.
It is the 23rd flight mission since the approval and launch of China's manned space program and the third crewed mission for China's space station project. After the spaceship enters orbit, it will conduct a fast automated rendezvous and docking with the combination of the space station according to the predetermined procedure. In the follow-up, the astronauts will enter core module of Tiangong space station, Tianhe, as well as stay and work there for six months on the assembly and care of the station, the operation of the robotic arm, EVA, module transfer and other space science experiments and technical tests.
Shenzhou-14 manned spaceship successfully completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the nadir port of Tianhe core module at 5:42 p.m. (Beijing Time) on on June 5, 2022. The whole process took approximately 7 hours.
After a series of preparations as planned, Chen Dong opened the hatch of the Tianhe core module. Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe successively entered Tianhe core module at 8:50 p.m. (Beijing Time) on June 5, 2022.
The astronauts of Shenzhou-14 manned spaceship, who entered the Tianhe core module of the space station, has successfully opened the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft at 11:09 a.m.(Beijing Time) on June 6, 2022. After completing the environmental inspection and other preparations, they entered the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft at 12:19 p.m.
At 10:03 on July 25, 2022, the Shenzhou-14 crew successfully entered the module after opening the hatch of the Wentian lab module. This is the first time for Chinese astronauts to enter a scientific lab module in orbit.
At 16:01 Beijing Time on October 12, 2022, the third live class of the "Tiangong Classroom" was delivered at the China Space Station. The new "space teachers" Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe, gave a wonderful space science popularization class to the young students on Earth. This is the first time that Chinese astronauts taught in the Wentian Lab Module.
At 15:12 on November 3, 2022 (Beijing Time), the Shenzhou-14 crew entered the Mengtian lab module successfully.