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Shenzhou-9 spacecraft docking system ready

06-24-2012 13:12 BJT Special Report:Shenzhou 9 's Docking Mission with Tiangong 1 |

BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The docking system of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft is ready Sunday noon. The spacecraft now stops 140 meters away from the orbiting space lab module Tiangong-1.

Photo taken on June 24, 2012 shows the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control
Center showing Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft stopping 140 meters away from the
orbiting space lab module Tiangong-1. Astronauts are expected to put the
spacecraft under manual control from the previous auto-control mode, and
use control handles to operate Shenzhou-9 for the final docking.
(Xinhua/Wang Yongzhuo)

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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