Shenzhou VI to return early Monday morning
By Zhao Huanxin (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-10-16 21:08
Two astronauts piloting the Shenzhou VI spacecraft are expected to return to
the Earth early Monday morning after a five-day space voyage, the China Manned
Space Programme headquarters announced 9pm Sunday.
If all goes according
to plans, astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng will "return triumphantly" on
Monday -- as wished for by Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday in a special
phone talk -- to the primary landing site in Siziwang Banner (county) in central
Inner Mongolia, according to the headquarters.
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 morning.
Members for spacecraft recovery work on
a helicopter at the landing area for China's orbiting
manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI to return in Siziwang Banner, North
China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Sundday, Oct. 16,