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Fire Haley
06-11-2013, 11:10 AM
JIUQUAN, China (AP) -- China's latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off Tuesday on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab

The Shenzhou 10 capsule carrying three astronauts lifted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. (0938 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

It is China's fifth manned space mission and its longest. The spacecraft was launched aboard a Long March 2F rocket and will transport the crew to the Tiangong 1, which functions as an experimental prototype for a much larger Chinese space station to be launched in 2020.

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pczach
06-11-2013, 12:03 PM
JIUQUAN, China (AP) -- China's latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off Tuesday on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab

The Shenzhou 10 capsule carrying three astronauts lifted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. (0938 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

It is China's fifth manned space mission and its longest. The spacecraft was launched aboard a Long March 2F rocket and will transport the crew to the Tiangong 1, which functions as an experimental prototype for a much larger Chinese space station to be launched in 2020.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/dailystar/Pictures/2013/06/11/181240_mainimg.jpg

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/WiresImages/2013/06/11/4f2cbeb48fca7113340f6a706700c855-1306110724_x-large.jpg

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_SPACE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-11-07-16-50

Is it just me, or does that large crowd seem awfully close to the gigantic, stuffed with rocket fuel, ignited, flame-spewing spacecraft delivery rocket?

steelax04
06-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Is it just me, or does that large crowd seem awfully close to the gigantic, stuffed with rocket fuel, ignited, flame-spewing spacecraft delivery rocket?

Not to worry, they have umbrellas.

Fire Arians
06-11-2013, 12:15 PM
photoshopped :P

Fire Haley
06-11-2013, 12:30 PM
meanwhile, I hear NASA's Muslim outreach program is going really swell

Vis
06-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Sending people up is showy but we've learned much more from the Hubble and the mars rovers.

Lady Steel
06-14-2013, 01:37 AM
Now I'm hungry for General Tso's Chicken.