(120609) -- JIUQUAN, June 9, 2012 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft, the Long March-2F rocket, and the escape tower wait to be vertically transferred to the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, June 9, 2012. China will launch its Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft sometime in mid-June to perform the country's first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, a spokesperson with the country's manned space program said here Saturday. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin) (ry)
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