Shenzhou is China's crewed spacecraft, derived from the Russian Soyuz. It does not yet have its own tag, but there are currently 19 questions containing "shenzhou".

Shenzhou 11 was a specific flight of the Shenzhou spacecraft. It has its own tag, with 6 questions.

Four questions belong to both of the above groups (have "Shenzhou" in the question, and tagged ).

We generally don't make tags for specific missions, unless they are so notable as to produce a large number of questions. There's not much notable about the Shenzhou 11 mission. However, tags about spacecraft families are very useful. Should the tag be renamed , thus broadening the use of the tag to include questions about the spacecraft family?

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    $\begingroup$ Rename complete! $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    Nov 2 '20 at 14:13


This seems like a good idea to me.

While many but not all of the Apollo missions do have individual mission tags and a few STS missions do as well, I think these exceptions are for notability and large amount of historical scrutiny and specifics.

For modern launches the mission-specific nature of some tags probably arise because the question is about the specific payload.

In the case of Shenzhou, and (for example) one tag only should cover the vehicle. Consider that covers both V and non-V for example, though going forward if here's a VI maybe it will have a new tag.


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