PHOTOS: Long March 2F rocket moved to launch pad

Posted: June 10, 2012

A 191-foot-tall Long March 2F rocket rolled to the launch pad Saturday at the Jiuquan space center in northwest China's Inner Mongolia province.

The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft is bolted atop the booster, which is due to blast off with three astronauts some time in mid-June. Their mission is to dock with the Tiangong 1 laboratory module in orbit 200 miles above Earth.

Credit: China Ministry of Defense

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