China's First Manned Space Docking Completed

The first manned space docking of China succeeded on June 18 with the coupling of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and Tiangong-1 lab module.  

Three Chinese astronauts floated into the cabin of an orbiting module Monday afternoon, becoming the first group of Chinese to enter an orbiter in space. 

JING Haipeng, followed by LIU Wang and LIU Yang, went into the space lab module Tiangong-1 from spacecraft Shenzhou-9 following a successful automatic docking procedure about three hours ago.




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