June 9th, 2012
06:13 AM ET

State media: China to launch manned spacecraft this month

China plans to launch a manned spacecraft this month to dock with a space lab that has been orbiting the earth since September, state media reported Saturday.

The Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday to allow scientists to conduct tests before the mid-June flight, Xinhua news agency reported.

This will be China's first crew expedition involving manual docking. If all goes as planned, it will be the third nation, next to the U.S. and Russia, to dock capsules in space.

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  1. Jokes (always on topic here)

    Women were allowed to own property while not being allowed to vote. Guess again.
    And black Americans were also allowed to own property before they were allowed to vote. Your avg. black plantation owner owned 10 times as many slaves as did the avg. white slave owner, to boot! Guess again. 🙂

    June 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Never On Time"

    Booger sausage....oh crap.. I better get back to work. Later! 😉

    June 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You were roght the first time, Jeff.
      How are you?

      June 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hope


    Since we stopped our NASA missions and plans for space exploration has not been squashed, I believe this is a joint mission with astronauts from the U.S. participating.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Not dazzle ©

    Not dazzle ©.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Not dazzle ©

    dazzle © is out for the day.
    She would never misspell a word, not talk like that to anyone.
    Stop trying to cause trouble.

    That isn't dazzle ©, Hope.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Not me above. If it were me, someone would have attacked my charachter by now. 🙂
    Where'd ya go @saywhat? Dying to hear your thoughts on things said here today.
    and has anyone seen RUFFNUTT lately? I miss his comm...his...ummm, the things he says. 🙂

    June 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    OMG definitely not me and thank you @Not dazzle.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    @Chef, you forgot the finely chopped Vidalia onion and the use of Hellman's only mayo. The rye bread is toasted with a slice of dill pickle on the side.

    June 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ♚Mmmmm♛

    patrick you make one sorry tuna...lol

    June 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ♚Mmmmm♛

    dazzle your tuna lacks radiance too...

    June 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ♚Mmmmm♛

    can anyone make a decent tuna salad...???

    June 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I certainly did not write that.
    Not banasy, either, at 5:36.

    June 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    Now this troll is getting ridiculous. @Joey, of course that isn't me at 6pm.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    Troll you are doing a good job bashing all of the regulars.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    To make a decent tuna salad, Mmmm, make insalata Caprese or Greek salad instead.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
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