PHOTOS: Long March 2F rocket soars into space

Posted: June 16, 2012

A 191-foot-tall Long March 2F rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan space center in northwest China on Saturday, carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft with three astronauts into orbit on the country's most ambitious manned spaceflight to date.

Credit: CCTV/Spaceflight Now

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