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China to launch Shenzhou-10 next June

11-11-2012 05:22 BJT

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China has announced plans to launch another manned space mission aboard the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft in early June 2013. Deputy Commander-in-chief of China’s manned space program, Niu Hong-guang, made the announcement on the sidelines of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Niu said the crew might include two male astronauts and a woman, who will then enter the Tiangong-1 space lab module. They are scheduled to stay in space for 15 days, where they will operate both automated and manual space dockings with the target orbiter Tiangong-1.

The astronauts will also conduct scientific experiments in the lab module and give scientific lectures to observers back on Earth.


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