Astronauts Jing Haipeng (right) and Chen Dong wave before boarding the Shenzhou XI spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia on Monday morning. Photo: Xinhua

Why China decided to give 49-year-old astronaut record third mission

Space veteran Jing Haipeng will turn 50 on orbiting Shenzhou XI

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Astronauts Jing Haipeng (right) and Chen Dong wave before boarding the Shenzhou XI spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia on Monday morning. Photo: Xinhua
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