China spacecraft set to return to Earth today
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
BEIJING: A Chinese spacecraft with three astronauts aboard will return to Earth today after a nearly two-week mission that included the country’s first manual docking in orbit, state media said.
The Shenzhou-9 will return to Earth around 10am today, the state Xinhua news agency said yesterday, quoting an
unnamed space programme official.
China launched the spacecraft carrying three crew, including the country’s first female astronaut, from the remote Gobi desert in the nation’s northwest on June 16. — AFPpeng and Liu Wang, who performed the manual docking. — AFP