BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese leaders including Premier Wen Jiabao, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang arrived at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center Friday morning to watch the return of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft.
Ground search team ready for Shenzhou-9 astronauts' return
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The ground search and rescue team has reached a site 18 kilometers away from the "theoretical landing site" of the return capsule that is due to land the three-member crew on Shenzhou-9 spacecraft Friday.Full story
China sends marine teams to prepare for astronauts' return
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- China has sent marine research and rescue teams to targeted sea areas for the return of three astronauts returning Earth Friday morning after completing a 13-day manned space docking mission.Full story
Chinese astronauts in good condition before landing: BACC
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Three Chinese astronauts reported to ground control that they were in good condition before scheduled landing, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center Friday morning.Full story
Shenzhou-9 enters return orbit
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhou-9 spacecraft has entered return orbit, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center Friday morning.
The Shenzhou-9 is scheduled to touch down around 10 a.m. at a landing site located in Siziwang Banner (county) in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.Full story
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