The graphics shows the procedure of Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft automatic docking with Tiangong-1 space lab module on June 18, 2012. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
China's first manned space docking succeeds
BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The first manned space rendezvous and docking mission of China succeeded Monday afternoon as the Shenzhou-9 spaceship and Tiangong-1 space lab module joined together, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center. Full story
China's astronauts to enter Tiangong-1 at 5:22 pm
BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- China's astronauts will enter the orbiting Tiangong-1 lab module at 5:22 p.m. Monday, after the automatic docking of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and the module at around 2 p.m., announced the manned space program spokesperson.
After four orbiting changes since its launch on Saturday, the spacecraft is orbiting normally and approaching Tiangong-1, said the spokesperson. Full story
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