Images: China's Shenzhou-10 Poised For Launch Tuesday

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Shenzhou-10 Poised For Launch Tuesday

China's Shenzhou-10 is poised to liftoff on Tuesday at 5:38 a.m. ET from the the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The spacecraft will hav three astronauts, Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping.

Wang, is the second female astronaut in China's manned space mission and the first one born in the 1980s according to the Xinhua news agency.

Shenzhou-10 will be in the space for 15 days and go through two docking tests with the orbiting Chinese space lab module Tiangong-1, one automatic and the other manual.

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