Shenzhou 10 Launch
Three Chinese astronauts blasted into space June 11, 2013 on the nation's fifth manned space mission.
Shenzhou 10 Onboard Cameras
Cameras onboard the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft capture this view looking back toward Earth as the vehicle blasts into space.
Shenzhou 10 Liftoff
Shenzhou 10 marks China's fifth manned space mission.
China's Mission Control
A view inside China's Mission Control center in Beijing during the Shenzhou 10 launch June 11, 2013.
Escape Tower Ejection
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
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
The Shenzhou 10 spaceship atop its Long March 2F rocket booster has been rolled out to launch pad.
Chinese Astronaut Nie Haisheng
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
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
Zhang Xiaoguang, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force pilot, will be making his first trip to space on the Shenzhou 10 mission.