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Shenzhou IX spacecraft ready to return

Updated: 2012-06-29 09:43
( China Daily)
 Shenzhou IX spacecraft ready to return
The video grab of the Shenzhou IX re-entry capsule landing in the central part of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region Friday morning.  
 

Shenzhou IX spacecraft ready to return

The return capsule of China's Shenzhou IX capsule opens its main ballute before landing in this video grab. [Photo/Xinhua 
 

Shenzhou IX spacecraft ready to return

The video grab of the Shenzhou IX re-entry capsule landing in the central part of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region Friday morning.  

Shenzhou IX spacecraft ready to return

The hatch of the return capsule of Shenzhou IX had been closed and the spacecraft was ready for return, June 29, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - The hatch of the return capsule of Shenzhou IX had been closed and the spacecraft was ready for return, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center Friday morning.

The Shenzhou IX is scheduled to touch down around 10 am at a landing site located in Siziwang Banner (county) in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

A search and recovery team has been organized for the return of the spacecraft.

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