China space docking
CHINA: China completed its first automatic space docking on a
manned mission Monday, before the three astronauts on board enter an
orbiting module -- a key step towards the nationís first space station.
The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, which took off Saturday carrying the
nationís first female astronaut, came together with the Tiangong-1
module currently in orbit over Earth, a move broadcast live on Chinaís
state television network.It was the third time that China has completed
the complex manoeuvre.