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Final tests to begin for Shenzhou-9 launch

(CNTV)

18:23, June 12, 2012



Final tests are about to begin ahead of the launch of the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft.

As part of the final preparations, an engineer will go inside the launch tower at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, to check each part of the cabin of Shenzhou-9. And the group of three astronauts, which includes one female for the first time, will do a full dress rehearsal of the launch procedure.

This is China’s first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space lab module. The planned June 16th launch will be the first in summer, and the unpredictable weather is especially crucial to the timing of the launch.

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