China's 5th Manned Mission Launch

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June 11th, 2013 -- 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.

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