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Chinese “Shenzhou-8” capsule returned after docking mission.
On November 17, 2011 at 11:32 UTC the "Shenzhou-8” capsule landed in north China, after completing the country's first-ever space docking mission.
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The re-entry module of the spacecraft parachuted down at a landing site in Siziwang Banner (county) in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the end of the 49-day space docking mission.
Launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Nov. 1, the Shenzhou-8 first rendezvoused and docked with the space lab module Tiangong-1 two days later. The two joint vessels or ... Read more »
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Chinese Shenzhou-8 spacecraft undocked from Tiangong-1 module.
On November 16, 2011at 10:30 UTC the "Shenzhou-8” unmanned spacecraft undocked from the "Tiangong-1” module.
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Shenzhou-8 spacecraft redocking.
On November 14, 2011 China's "Shenzhou-8” unmanned spacecraft performed redocking. At 11:27 UTC the "Shenzhou-8” undocked from the "Tiangong-1” space lab module after a 12-day flight together. At 11:53 UTC the "Shenzhou-8” docked with the "Tiangong-1” space lab module again.
Following the re-docking, the coupled spacecraft will fly together for two more days before the scheduled return of Shenzhou-8 to Earth.
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