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Shenzhou 9 Spacecraft to Complete China’s First Rendezvous Operation

According to the spokesperson for China Manned Space Engineering, Shenzhou 9 and the carrier rocket Changzheng 2F (Long March-2F) are entering the final stage in preparation for the first rocket rendezvous operation in China’s history. Shenzhou 9 is making its way to the launch site in Jiuquan, Inner-Mongolia, and is timed to launch in mid-June for a rendezvous operation at the space docking channel with Tiangong-1, China’s first space laboratory module, which is currently orbiting earth.

Source: China News Review, June 9, 2012