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Arrangements for China's next space mission based on review of Shenzhou-9

(Xinhua)

09:24, June 25, 2012

BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The arrangements for the Shenzhou-10 mission will be decided after a full review of the Shenzhou-9 mission and status of orbiting Tiangong-1 lab module, said a spokeswoman for China's manned space program here on Sunday.

The Shenzhou-10 mission will also include a manned rendezvous and docking with Tiangong-1, said spokeswoman Wu Ping at a press conference on the successful manual docking between Shenzhou-9 and Tiangong-1 on Sunday.

China completed its first space docking, which is an automated one, last year between the Shenzhou-8 and Tiangong-1.

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