Chinese astronauts aboard Shenzhou-9 continue to rack up milestones. The crew--which has been living and working aboard the Tiangong-1 orbiting module, China's first stab at a working space station, for a week now--returned to the Shenzhou spacecraft early Sunday, disconnected from Tiangong-1, and docked with it again manually (the spacecraft originally docked with the Tiangong module via remote control from a ground station in China).
The docking marks another significant step forward for China's space program, but it will likely be the last one for the current mission. The astronauts will spend three or four more days in the space station before returning to Earth later this week.
Maybe they can collect the thousands of pieces of space junk the Chinese left when they destroyed their satellite in obit.
The Chinese are getting really good at making simulation movies of being in space. I wonder, when they will really be inspace, lol.
Every day is a new day!
lol didnt they fake their last time in space? sorry china. i need HD footage in order to believe these shenanigans.
"You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." -Morpheus