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Shenzhou-10 spacecraft to be launched in mid-June


15:40, June 03, 2013

JIUQUAN, GANSU, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The manned Shenzhou-10 mission will be launched in the middle of June, said a spokesperson of China's manned space program on Monday.

The mission has entered the final phase of its preparation, with the assembly of the spacecraft and the modified model of Long March-2F carrier rocket being transported to the launch site on Monday morning, said the spokesperson.

The spacecraft, which will be launched in mid-June from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, will carry three astronauts and dock with Tiangong-1, target orbiter and space module.

During the mission, astronauts will also give a lesson to a group of students, said a spokesperson of China's manned space program.

Shenzhou-10 to put second woman in space

China will send another female astronaut in space when the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft lifts off this summer.

Wang Yaping, a former air force pilot, will join a crew of three on Shenzhou-10 and will become only the second woman astronaut in space after Liu Yang who was on board the Shenzhou-9 mission in 2012.

Shenzhou-10: A new mission

Shenzhou 10 is a planned manned space flight, and part of China’s continuing Shenzhou Program. CCTV reporter Wu Haojun tells us about some of its key tasks when it arrives in space.

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