In accordance with their long-term space plan and planned missions for 2012, China is planning a manned space docking later in June. CNN reports:
The Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday to allow scientists to conduct tests before the mid-June flight, Xinhua news agency reported.
This will be China’s first crew expedition involving manual docking. If all goes as planned, it will be the third nation, next to the U.S. and Russia, to dock capsules in space.
June 10, 2012 1:52 PM