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Live cross: Objectives for Shenzhou-10


14:38, June 17, 2013

China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft is scheduled to be launched shortly, at 5:38 pm local time -- at the Jiuquan Launch Center in China’s Northwest Gansu Province. Our correspondent Tang Bo is on the ground in Jiuquan Gansu Province with the latest.

Q1: Less than two hours before the launch. The spacecraft will carry three astronauts on board, this launch comes a decade after China’s first manned space mission and just about a year after the Shenzhou 9 mission which also sent 3 Chinese astronauts into space. Tell us how are the preparations going there?

Q2: What are the goals the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft mission is hoping to achieve?
Stayed tuned to CCTVNews because at the top of the hour, where we will continue to bring you special live coverage and live launch coverage of the Shenzhou 10’s blast off to dock with China’s space lab the Tiangong 1.

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