Photos: China's Shenzhou 10 Space Mission in Pictures

Shenzhou 10 Launch

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Three Chinese astronauts blasted into space June 11, 2013 on the nation's fifth manned space mission.

Shenzhou 10 Onboard Cameras

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Cameras onboard the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft capture this view looking back toward Earth as the vehicle blasts into space.

Shenzhou 10 Liftoff

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Shenzhou 10 marks China's fifth manned space mission.

China's Mission Control

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A view inside China's Mission Control center in Beijing during the Shenzhou 10 launch June 11, 2013.

Escape Tower Ejection

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The Long March 2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou 10 mission ejects its emergency escape tower during launch.

China's Next Piloted Space Mission, Shenzhou 10

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China's next piloted space mission, Shenzhou 10, will carry three astronauts to a now-orbiting space module.

Shenzhou 10 Atop Long March 2F Rocket

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The Shenzhou 10 spaceship atop its Long March 2F rocket booster has been rolled out to launch pad.

Chinese Astronaut Nie Haisheng

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Nie Haisheng, a veteran Chinese astronaut, will be among the three-person crew of China’s fifth manned space mission. The Shenzhou 10 flight is scheduled to launch June 11. Nie previously flew on China’s Shenzhou 6 flight in October 2005.

Chinese Astronaut Wang Yaping

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Wang Yaping is due to become China’s second woman astronaut when she launches as part of the three-person crew of Shenzhou 10.

Chinese Astronaut Zhang Xiaoguang

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Zhang Xiaoguang, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force pilot, will be making his first trip to space on the Shenzhou 10 mission.

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