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Chinese Manned Spaceship Reaches Orbit

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:03 pm via: RIA Novosti
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BEIJING – A Chinese spaceship carrying three astronauts blasted off on Tuesday and reached a designated orbit, mission control said.

The Shenzhou-10, China’s fifth manned spacecraft, took off from the Jiuquan launch center in the northwestern province of Gansu.

The three astronauts – two male, one female – will stay in orbit for 15 days and are due to dock twice with the Tiangong-1 space station, in orbit since September 2011.

The Shenzhou-10 is a shuttle craft able to transport astronauts and supplies to orbiting modules.

The mission is designed to test docking and astronaut support technologies, as well as capabilities for the construction of a space platform, Chinese space officials said.

China’s first manned flight into space was in October 2003, aboard the Shenzhou-5.

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The shenzou-10 a space shuttle from china carries 3 crew member for loading a hardware module to orbital STS and can stay there for about 15 days of earth calculation,will perform the exercise in orbital space and can give rise to the communicative skill will cover the earth space can catch photographs,and lead with high band VHF/UHF network will be as satisfactory mission as a 5th manned space mission.Will return by 25th of june to planet earth.
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