Tuesday, June 11, 2013
China launched its latest manned spacecraft today. The Shenzhou-10 mission blasted off from somewhere in the Gobi Desert with two men and one woman on board. They'll spend a fortnight at the Tiangong space lab.
It's a great source of pride for the country... but frustrating for thousands of regular air travellers as China air space was closed down. Our friend Colin was stuck on the tarmac for 7 hours in Hong Kong - which is 2,000 kms away.