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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (L) and Chen Dong salute during the send-off ceremony of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwestern China’s Gansu Province on October 17, 2016. China launched two astronauts into space on October 17, official media said, on a mission to its orbiting laboratory as the country works towards setting up its own space station. / AFP / STR / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)