Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
The Shenzhou9 spacecraft, which took off on June 16 with three Chinese astronauts aboard, is seen as a landmark achievement in China’s space program and has excited people all around the globe.
The whole world watched as the space craft carrying China’s first female astronaut docked manually with an orbiting module, inviting global praise for the nation. Hand levers were used to control Shenzhou 9 and position it to dock with the orbiting mod ule, according to Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China’s manned space program. Ping told reporters in Beijing that the maneu ver was “precise and perfect” and the three astronauts carried it out “calmly and skill fully.”