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“China Successfully Initiates Shenzhou-17 Manned Spacecraft, Embarking on a Six-Month Mission with Three Astronauts Aboard.”

Jiuquan, Oct 26: China on Thursday launched the Shenzhou-17 manned spaceship, and the three astronauts aboard will be sent to stay in orbit for about six months on a space station mission.

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