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Weather suits Shenzhou-9 astronauts' landing: forecast

(Xinhua)

08:10, June 28, 2012

HOHHOT, June 27 (Xinhua) -- A weather forecast on Wednesday from meteorological authorities with north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region has indicated conditions will suit the scheduled return to Earth of the country's Shenzhou-9 astronauts later this week.

A return capsule is due to land Shenzhou-9's three-member crew in Inner Mongolia's Siziwang Banner (county) on Friday, when the region is expected to see clouds with clear spells.

The landing zone will receive light to moderate rain with thunder form Wednesday to Thursday, according to the regional meteorological bureau.

And the weather is now changing to a beneficial condition that meets the requirements of the landing, said Han Jingwei, the bureau's chief weatherman.

The bureau has undertaken extensive observation ahead of the landing, with June a month that typically contains the year's most complicated weather, he added.

Astronauts aboard Shenzhou-9 conducted China's first manual space docking procedure on Sunday, when they piloted their spacecraft to meet the orbiting Tiangong-1 lab module.

The landing zone has been used for all previous Shenzhou space missions.


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PD User at 2012-07-0175.25.30.*
I am very proud of this achievement of China.
Ben, USA at 2012-06-2824.18.24.*
Good Luck Shenzhou-9. Good Luck to all Shenzhou-9 astronauts thanks to the good work of all Chinese Space program staffs I am sure you gonna be home sound and safe. I will be sitting in fron of my computer and watch the CCTV onlines.
Ben, USA at 2012-06-2824.18.24.*
Good Luck Shenzhou-9. Good Luck to all Shenzhou-9 astronauts thanks to the good work of all Chinese Space program staffs I am sure you gonna be home sound and safe. I will be sitting in from of my computer and watch the CCTS onlines.
  

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