Shenzhou 9 launch, China rocket, June 16, 2012 – Up CLOSE WEB CAM SHOTS First female astronaut Liu Yang
June 16, 2012
WIKIPEDIA: The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft arrived at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on April 9, 2012 and its launch rocket arrived on May 9. On June 9, 2012, the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft and its carrier rocket were rolled out to launch pad in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Shenzhou 9 will be the second spacecraft to dock with the Tiangong 1 space station, and the first manned docking. The aim of the mission will be to perform a docking with the Tiangong 1. This mission may be followed by the manned Shenzhou 10 which is planned to be launched in 2013. The mission’s crew includes the first female Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang.