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In pictures: Shenzhou-9 launch successful

2012-06-16 12:58:54 GMT2012-06-16 20:58:54(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on June 16, 2012 shows the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center showing China's astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang after the launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft inside the return capsule. Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday and accurately entered its orbit. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

This combined photo taken on June 16, 2012 shows the process of the launch of Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. Shenzhou-9 spacecraft accurately entered its orbit after the lauch. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

This screen shot taken on June 16, 2012 shows the separation of spacecraft and rocket during the launching of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft . (Xinhua)

Staff members work during the launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center, in Beijing, capital of China, June 16, 2012. Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday and accurately entered its orbit. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

This combined photo taken on June 16, 2012 shows the process of the launch of Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. Shenzhou-9 spacecraft accurately entered its orbit after the launch. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Staff members work after the launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center, in Beijing, capital of China, June 16, 2012. Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday and accurately entered its orbit. (Xinhua/Wang Yongzhuo)

Photos taken on June 16, 2012 showed the preparation and launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday and accurately entered its orbit.

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