Three “Yuanwang” space-tracking ships make triumphant returns

Three “Yuanwang” space-tracking ships make triumphant returns

At about 15:00 of Feb. 2, 2012, Beijing time, the Yuanwang VI space-tracking ship wrapped up its 154-day voyage covering 30,000-odd nautical miles and smoothly arrived at the port of the China’s Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department. By now, all the three Yuanwang space-tracking ships implementing maritime tracking and controlling tasks of the docking […]

Shenzhou 8 returned to Earth after 17 days in space

Shenzhou 8 returned to Earth after 17 days in space

The Chinese spacecraft “Shenzhou 8” has returned to Earth as planned. Experts spoke of a “perfect landing” in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in northern China. The television showed live pictures of an infrared camera of the floating capsule, which floated in the dark on a parachute. China’s own space station a step closer […]

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