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My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

By Guo Kai | | Updated: 2017-07-02 13:31

Long March 2F - known for launching manned spacecrafts

My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

Shenzhou XI manned spacecraft blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, Oct 17, 2016. [Photo by Feng Yongbin/]

The Long March-2 is a two-stage rocket, a base model of many other launch vehicles in the family. And one of its famous variants is Long March 2F.

China's manned space missions have so far relied on Long March 2F rockets, and the most recent flight has sent Shenzhou XI spacecraft with two astronauts into space on Oct 17, 2016. This launch was Long March-2F's 13th attempt and the 237th of the whole rocket family.

This is a graphic representing Long March 2F:

My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

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