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Chinese astronauts return to earth after longest mission

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The manned space program s commander in chief Zhang Youxia announces the mission was a complete success

ASTRONAUTS. Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (L) and Chen Dong salute during the initial send-off ceremony of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwestern China's Gansu Province on October 17, 2016. File photo by AFP

China to launch second space lab in 2016 – official

Sep 10, 2014 - 5:05 PM

China will launch its second orbiting space laboratory in two years time the latest step in an ambitious space program Beijing says will one day land a Chinese man on the moon

China's Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong-1 module, or 'Heavenly Palace', blasts off from the Jiuquan launch centre in Gansu province on September 29, 2011. Stringer/AFP