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Shenzhou-9 spacecraft 140 m away from Tiangong-1

(People's Daily Online)

12:24, June 24, 2012

Beijing, June 24 (People's Daily Online)—Shenzhou-9 spacecraft stopped 140 meters away from the orbiting space lab module Tiangong-1 Sunday noon.

Astronauts are expected to put the spacecraft under manual control from the previous auto-control mode, and use control handles to operate Shenzhou-9 for the final docking.

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