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Old 06-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Remember when we had a space program? Chinese spacecraft blasts off with 3 astronauts

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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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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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?
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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.
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meanwhile, I hear NASA's Muslim outreach program is going really swell
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Sending people up is showy but we've learned much more from the Hubble and the mars rovers.
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Now I'm hungry for General Tso's Chicken.
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