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China to launch manned space mission Shenzhou 11 on Monday

Two taikonauts will set off to dock with Tiangong 2 space laboratory as part of bid to create permanent presence in orbit China will launch a two-man space mission, Shenzhou 11, on Monday, the state-owned Xinhua news agency said, taking the country closer to its ambition of setting up a permanent manned space station by 2022. Space programme official Wu Ping said at a briefing: “The astronaut flight group is in good condition, prelaunch preparations are basically ready.
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