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The Chinese have returned from space

October 17 2005
06:37

Chinese manned spacecraft Shenzhou-6 landing about 00:50 Moscow time in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Landing the second in China's history kosmiechskogo ship was successful.

Helicopters, rescue workers and doctors were sent in advance to place the proposed landing area Sytszyvan. Weather forecasters predict the weather ideal for planting.

A few hours before landing Xinhua informed that the crew lowered the capsule "feel good; apparatus is functioning normally."

During the 30 th round of the Shenzhou-6 "around the Earth astronauts corrected the orbit of the spacecraft. It is slightly deviated from the estimated trajectory as a result of the gravitational pull of the Earth.

Launch of Shenzhou-6 "from the cosmodrome Jiuquan in Gansu Province in northwest China has been carried out on October 12. The crew consisted of two astronaut - Fei Tszyunlun and not Haisheng, Pravda.ru reported.

Shenzhou-6 "send into orbit after almost exactly two years after the implementation of China's first manned launch. Beijing attaches to its space program of great importance, considering it as a source of national pride and international recognition.

In the next five years, China expects to begin construction in Earth orbit its own space station, and eventually hopes to send astronauts to the moon and, according to BBC.

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