Second Shenzhou-Tiangong Docking “Kiss” Successful

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Shenzhou-8 just after its undock from Tiangong-1. (Credits: Xinhua/Wang Jiamin).

The video below describes the series of docking experiments planned for the Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft and lab module Tiangong-1. The second experiment was successfully performed on November 14 when Shenzhou-8 undocked and redocked with Tiangong-1. The maneuver is being termed a “Space kiss.” According to Xinhua, Shenzhou-8 is scheduled to undock from
Tiangong-1 in 2 days for a return to Earth.

 

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