Long March 2F
Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

Long March 2F | Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2F Rocket

Watch the Launch Video

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2F rocket as part of the Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sat Jun 16th 2012 6:37 AM from Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2F and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

This is the fourth crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program which lasted 12 days. Being the first crewed spacecraft to visit the Tiangong-1 space station, it brought up the astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and the first Chinese female astronaut Lie Yang. They docked automatically to the station on 18 June. During their stay in the station, astronauts conducted various scientific and technological experiments, and performed manual re-docking on 24 June. Shenzhou 9 undocked on 29 June and landed safely back on Earth the same day.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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