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Closer look at Shenzhou 7 landing site


Source: | 09-28-2008 13:58

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

After a long journey, the Shenzhou 7 will land in Inner Mongolia. Let's take a look at why that location was selected, and how it will get return to earth.

When it's time to return home, the spacecraft's position will be adjusted, and the re-entry capsule will separate from the orbital module.
When it's time to return home, the spacecraft's position 
will be adjusted, and the re-entry capsule will separate 
from the orbital module.

When it's time to return home, the spacecraft's position will be adjusted, and the re-entry capsule will separate from the orbital module.

After the separation, the re-entry capsule's position will be readjusted for a return trajectory. 
After the separation, the re-entry capsule's position 
will be readjusted for a return trajectory.

After the separation, the re-entry capsule's position will be readjusted for a return trajectory. The spaceship will maintain this course, and is then in un-powered free descent.