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Shenzhou 9

Shenzhou 9 is a manned spacecraft flight of China's Shenzhou programme that launched a crew of three astronauts into space on June 16, 2012. The crew included China's first female astronaut, 33-year-old female fighter pilot Liu Yang Liu Yang. The spacecraft was also the first to perform China's manned space docking with the Tiangong 1 space station launched in September 2012. The Shenzhou spacecraft is designed with a common docking system that would allow it to eventually dock with the International Space Station.

Shenzhou 9 is the 10th flight in China's Shenzhou programme and the fourth manned spaceflight. A Chinese Long March 2F rocket was used to launch Shnezhou 9 from the remote Jiuquan Satellite Launch centre in the northwestern Gobi Desert.

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