Shenzhou Programme

The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft  blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Jiuquan, Gansu province, on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s latest manned space mission blasts off

A Chinese manned spacecraft blasted off with three astronauts on board on Tuesday on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step towards the development of a space station.