Astronauts return from China's first manned space docking   2012-06-29 10:38:54

Photo taken on June 29, 2012 shows Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (C), Liu Wang (L) and Liu Yang sitting in chairs after coming out of the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Three astronauts who fulfilled China's first manned space docking safely returned to earth on Friday morning.

The return capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft touched down in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as planned.

Medical staff entered the capsule and reported the astronauts were in good conditions.

While in the capsule, the astronauts reported to the command center "We have returned, and we feel good."

Jing Haipeng, commander of the Shenzhou-9 crew, was the first to come out of the return capsule, followed by Liu Wang and the country's first woman astronaut Liu Yang.

The three will fly to Beijing after taking physical examinations in ambulance helicopters at the landing site.


Chinese leaders observe Shenzhou-9 return

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.Full story

Three ambulance helicopters await orders at Shenzhou-9 landing site

BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Three ambulance helicopters were deployed Friday morning at the landing site of the return capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and awaited orders.

The three astronauts would receive immediate treatment if they feel sick after the capsule landed.Full story

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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