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Shenzhou-9 arrives at launch center in Jiuquan

04-10-2012 08:17 BJT

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China’s next manned spacecraft, the Shenzhou-9 has been transported to a launch center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province.

A series of tests will be carried out on the spacecraft before the launch takes place in June and August. The Shenzhou 9 will manually dock with the Tiangong-1, an orbiting module that is part of the country’s space station program, to conduct scientific experiments.

Three Chinese astronauts will be chosen to fly aboard the spacecraft from 7 candidates, 2 of whom will be female astronauts.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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