Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, right, and Chen Dong wave during a farewell ceremony before embarking for the launch of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu province. Photo: EPA

Chinese astronauts set for lift-off as manned missions resume

Shenzhou-11 spacecraft to blast off from Gobi Desert launch pad and dock with Tiangong 2 laboratory

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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, right, and Chen Dong wave during a farewell ceremony before embarking for the launch of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu province. Photo: EPA
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