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Chinese rocket blasts off carrying crew to new space station

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The first astronauts for China's new space station blasted off on Thursday for the country's longest crewed mission to date, a major step in establishing Beijing as a leading space power. The Long March-2F rocket carrying three astronauts lifted off at 9:22 am local time (0122 GMT) in a cloud of smoke from the Jiuquan launch centre in the Gobi desert. IMAGES

Added on the 17/06/2021 03:49:58 - Copyright : AFPTV - First images

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