Weather favorable for Shenzhou VI's return
Updated: 2005-10-16 19:22
The weather conditions in the next two days are favorable in the Shenzhou VI
capsule's primary landing site in north China, the national weather station said
"Pretty good" weather is expectable on October 17 through 18, which is
favorable for a safe return of the Shenzhou VI capsule, China's second manned
spacecraft that blast off Wednesday morning, said Yang Guiming, a top
No rains, high visibility, and light and steady breezes are expected in the
coming two days, said Yang, senior engineer of China Central Meteorological
take part in a touchdown drill in the main landing field in central Inner
Mongolia Autonomous Region Thursday October 13, 2005. China's second
manned spacecraft is scheduled to return to the Earth Monday after
119-hour flight. [Xinhua]
According to the forecast, the wind speed is below 6 meters per second and
morning temperature is minus 1 degree Celsius on October 17 and even lower wind
speed and similar temperature on October 18.
Shenzhou VI in sound
Shenzhou-6, China's second manned spacecraft, had safely
traveled in space for 100 hours as of 1:10 p.m. Sunday since it was lifted off
Wednesday morning, Xinhua learned.
The vessel flew a total of 2.8 million km in the past days.
Chinese President Hu Jintao talked with the two taikonauts in space Saturday
afternoon at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center, praising their
performance and wishing them a triumphant return.
The spacecraft was working well and they were feeling good, taikonaut Nie
Haisheng said, adding that all space scientific experiments were carried out
smoothly as planned.