The following are some key moments during the whole process of the space mission of Shenzhou-6, China's second manned spacecraft.
Oct. 12, 2005
05:30 An expedition ceremony is held for Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the two Chinese astronauts for Shenzhou-6 spacecraft, the country's second manned spacecraft. Chinese premier Wen Jiabao wishes them success in their mission.
06:15 The two Chinese astronauts board Shenzhou-6 and the spacecraft gets ready for the blast-off.
09:00 The Shenzhou-6 spacecraft blasts off.
09:00:04 The rocket soars into sky four seconds after ignition.
09:09:43 The spacecraft separates from the rocket and enters its orbit at an altitude of 200 km.
09:09:52 The Shenzhou-6 manned spacecraft enters preset orbit.
09:34 Astronauts report normal physical conditions.
09:39 Commander of the spaceflight Chen Bingde announces success of the launch of the Shenzhou-6 manned spacecraft.
09:43 Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers an important speech at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
10:31 The Kashi monitoring and control station detects the Shenzhou-6 spacecraft, which begins its second round of flight.
11:05 Astronauts take their first meal in space.
15:54 The Beijing Aerospace Control Center gives instructions to the spacecraft to perform orbit maneuver.
16:00 Orbit shift succeeds.
17:31 Fei Junlong enters the orbital capsule and Nie Haisheng gives a thumb-up to the camera.
21:32 The two astronauts have conversations with their family members.
21:39 The conversations with family members come to an end.
Oct. 13, 2005
04:16 Fei Junlong wakes up from sleep that lasts seven hours and 8 minutes and returns to working position in the re-entry capsule from the orbital capsule.
05: 55 Nie Haisheng takes off the pressure suit and puts on the blue uniform again.
09:17 Fei Junlong washes face with a piece of wet tissue.
12:15 The Shenzhou-6 spacecraft flies over Mt. Qomolangma.
19:00 Fei Junlong completes the day's work and enters orbital capsule for sleep, which lasts seven hours and 35 minutes.
Oct. 14, 2005
05:56: Shenzhou-6 spacecraft performs first orbit maintenance during the 30th orbiting after the orbit shift, which moves itself back to the preset orbit.
06:19 Ground monitoring and astronauts' report show the orbit maintenance is successful.
14:36 Astronauts videorecord images of the earth through the porthole.
16:30 Fei Junlong makes somersault for four times continuously.
Oct. 15, 2005
16:28 Chinese President Hu Jintao has conversation with Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng.
16:33 Hu's conversation with astronauts ends.
18:05 Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng send images of the solar sail of the spacecraft to Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
Oct. 17, 2005
03:59 Astronauts put on pressure suits and fasten themselves to the seats.
04:02 Astronauts report that the spacecraft is working normally and they are feeling good.
04:07 The propulsion module separates from re-entry module successfully.
04:13 The spacecraft enters blackout zone.
04:20 The primary parachute is unfurled and staff aboard search helicopters see the module.
4:32 The module touches down and taikonauts report they feel good;
4:33 Retro-rockets ignite and the module lands successfully on the spot that in only one kilometer away from the pre-planned place;
4:53 Helicopters arrives around Shenzhou-6's landing spot where the module is standing vertical;
5:38 Taiknonaut Fei Junlong climbs out of the module, waving his right hand to the cheering crowd; and
5:39 Taikonaut Nie Haisheng climbs out of the module.
By People's Daily Online