Tuesday, 11 June 2013

China Launches 2 Men & a Woman Into Orbit

Date: 11 June 2013 Time: 05:39 AM ET
Shenzhou 10 Launch
Three Chinese astronauts blasted into space June 11, 2013 on the nation's fifth manned space mission.
CREDIT: CCTV
A Chinese rocket roared into space Tuesday (June 11) carrying a crew of three on their way to the nation's space module orbiting Earth.

The trio of astronauts — two men and a woman — blasted off aboard their Shenzhou 10 spacecraft toward the Tiangong 1 module from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 5:38 a.m. EDT (9:38 GMT) — 5:38 p.m. local time.

Shenzhou 10's astronauts Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping — the second female Chinese spaceflyer — are the fifth Chinese crew to launch into space. The Long March 2F rocket carrying the three spaceflyers is the heaviest ever launched by the nation.

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