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Main » 2012 » June » 27 » China's first manual space docking was successful.


China's first manual space docking was successful.
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On June 24, 2012 the crew of China’s "Shenzhou-9” spacecraft performed the China's first manual space docking.
First the "Shenzhou-9” spacecraft undocked from the "Tiangong-1” space station at 03:09 UTC and departed from the station at a distance of about 300 meters. Then the crew (Liu Wang, Jing Haipeng, Liu Yang) began to perform a docking. When the spacecraft was at a distance of 140 meters from the station the crew continued the docking in manual regime.
Cosmonaut Liu Wang controlled the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and docked the spacecraft to the "Tiangong-1” space station at 04:48 UTC.
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