11 June 2013
China successfully launched three astronauts early Tuesday morning in a Shenzhou-10 spacecraft from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The Shenzhou-10 is now on its way to the Tiangong-1 lab after successfully entering its designated orbit. The Chinese astronauts reportedly will enjoy a more comfortable environment aboard the Tiangong-1 space lab, a target orbiter and space module that launched 29 September 2011, compared with the last manned mission. Shenzhou-10 is expected to dock with Tiangong-1 on 13 June, remain docked for a period of 12 days, and then return to Earth on 26 June. (Image Credit: Xinhua)
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