China launches longest manned space mission

China launched a pair of astronauts into space on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days in preparation for the assembly of a full facility six years from now.

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10:47 October 17, 2016
Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft carrying astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong blasts off from the launchpad in Jiuquan, China, October 17, 2016.
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