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China launches Shenzhou-10

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Shenzhou-10: China launches next manned space mission

China has launched its latest Shenzhou manned space mission.

Three astronauts blasted away from the Jiuquan base in Inner Mongolia on a Long March 2F rocket at 17:38 Beijing time (09:38 GMT).

The commander, Nie Haisheng, and his crew, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping, plan to spend just under two weeks at the orbiting Tiangong space lab.

Wang is China's second female astronaut and she will beam the country's first lesson from space to students on Earth.

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Video: China launches manned Shenzhou-10 craft to experimental space station

China's fifth-ever manned mission has successfully blasted off from a location in the Gobi desert and will now head to the country's prototype orbital station, where the crew will spend 14 days - a Chinese space record. The Shenzhou-10 craft, carrying two male astronauts, and the second Chinese woman to go to space, will dock with the experimental Tiangong-1 space lab 40 hours after lift-off. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/0stnn5

Source: Russia Today - YouTube

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