Friday, November 18, 2011

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft returns home successfully

Full Story:  Yahoo News 18 Nov

Shenzhou 8 - the unmanned Chinese spacecraft returned to Earth on Thursday night after it docked twice with an orbiting module in preparation for the country launching its own space station. 
 Shenzhou 8 (Photo AP/Xinhua, Li Gang)
In the  photo above, released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou 8 spacecraft lies on its side at a landing site located in Siziwang Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. 

View a slide show of various moments of  Shenzhou 8 from its blast off - space - and back to earth.


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