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Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Science |

China successfully completes the first docking between spacecraft manually (Video)

China successfully completes the first docking between spacecraft manually (Video)

The three Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-9 achieved the first successful manual docking module Tiangong-1, which orbits our planet in the first attempt by the Asian giant to accomplish this maneuver.

This is a difficult issue because it requires the skill of the astronauts – in this case, Liu Wang – to connect the two ships while orbiting at 7.8 kilometers per second. The astronauts carry a week in space, and the first connection between the two ships was made automatically .

Travelers must return to the Shenzhou-9 and disconnect from and then try the procedure manually. The process took only 7 minutes, 3 minutes less than what he had taken to achieve automatic. This verifies that the system is completely developed in China, is reliable.

Astronauts return to Earth in the next three to four days. The crew was released on June 16 from the Gobi Desert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Byz8T1w1hI

Link: China’s first space docking Successful Manual (Xinhua)

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