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Video: Space conditions for manual docking to be relatively calm

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11:20, June 24, 2012



A manual docking will be conducted between Shenzhou-9 and the orbiting Tiangong-1 lab module around noon Sunday. Spokesman for China’s manned space program says both the spacecraft and the module have been operating normally and the three astronauts are in good health.

All scientific tests have been completed without any glitches and a manned conjoint flight has been successful. Scientists say, compared with the automated docking, the manual docking will be more of a challenge in terms of orbit control. Preparations have to be made to cope with changes in the environment, though space conditions are forecast to be relatively calm around noon Sunday.

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