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Three astronauts to board Shenzhou-9 spacecraft


15:05, June 15, 2012

This undated photo shows Jing Haipeng, 46, one of the three taikonauts who will be carried by the Shenzhou-9 spaceship for China's first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module. Jing was among the six trainees for the Shenzhou-6 mission in 2005, and also one of the three taikonauts who were carried by the Shenzhou-7 spaceship for China's third manned space mission in 2008. (Xinhua/Qin Xian'an)

JIUQUAN, Gansu, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Three astronauts, two male and one female, will board Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to fulfill China's first manned space docking mission.

They are Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang who is female, according to a decision made by China's manned space docking program headquarters.

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