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China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft blasts off

Updated: Oct 17,2016 7:59 AM     Xinhua

The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — China declared success in launching Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft on Oct 17.

The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts on board entered its designated orbit on the morning of Oct 17.

The spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

A see-off ceremony for two Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission was held on Oct 17 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Taikonauts Jing Haipeng (R) and Chen Dong attend the see-off ceremony of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Taikonauts Jing Haipeng (L) and Chen Dong attend the see-off ceremony of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, Oct 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (L) and Chen Dong meet the media at a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Oct 16, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

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