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Shenzhou X spacecraft set for launch

By Xin Dingding | | Updated: 2013-06-03 11:52

Shenzhou X spacecraft set for launch

The Shenzhou X spacecraft carried by a Long March-2F carrier rocket is unveiled on Monday morning in Jiuquan, Northwest China's Gansu province. [Photo/Asianewsphoto] More photos

China will launch the Shenzhou X spacecraft in the middle of June, a spokesperson for the manned space program was quoted as saying by China Central Television on Monday.

The spacecraft will carry three astronauts to visit the Tiangong-1 space module.

The spacecraft is on top of the Long March 2F launch vehicle at the launch pad, signaling the formal start of the mission, CCTV reported.

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