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Shenzhou-7 capsule shipped to Beijing for further studies


Source: | 10-01-2008 09:24

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

The re-entry module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft has been shipped to Beijing, two days after its safe landing in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The re-entry module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft has been shipped to Beijing.
The re-entry module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft has been 
shipped to Beijing.

The capsule was shipped to Beijing's Changping Railway Station by train on Tuesday afternoon. It will later be transferred to the China Academy of Space Technology, where it was manufactured, for checks and further studies. Preliminary examination of the capsule showed its exterior was in good shape.

Experts will open and examine the capsule on Wednesday and conduct further tests on the parachute that helped the craft land. The test sample of solid lubricant fetched by China's first spacewalker, Zhai Zhigang, during his 20-minute spacewalk, will be handed to the Chinese Academy of Sciences for study.