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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Not dazzle.
    Not JIF.

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

    @ my troll:
    Sharpen your perception: I would never have put the word "you" into that sentence.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banas

    I posted my version of tuna sald, and the comment is awaiting moderation.
    While they are perusing it, perhaps they can get rid of the trolls.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    That is not chrissy, either.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Sure, faux dazzle, give me you phone number.

    June 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. unknown

    Look at the "arrest made slain Alabama twins case" article.
    The justice system in regards to the arrested suspect is beyond flawed !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    Crown and coke is better.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Nah, Mmmmm, I keep trying, but they won't let me post it....keeps going to the mods and the mods delete it.
    They want to keep the recipe for themselves, lol....

    June 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    @Mmmmm, this is the work of trolls and you didn't like my version of tuna

    June 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      (sigh)...and why do cnn kitchen dept does not permit the posting of tuna salad receipes???

      June 11, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. ♚Mmmmm♛

    lol...really that's an ole man's ole guy's drink...i really like remy and coke...cheers (klink) old man...

    June 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    @Mmmmm, lol. I can't stand whiskey or scotch but I will take a dirty martini with lots of olives.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Hey, that's my drink!
    Oh, that's right, you're Saphire and I'm Grey Goose.
    I'm off to see the Sandman.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    But Crown is so good there aren't enough O's to describe how smooooooooooth it is.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ♚Mmmmm♛

    lol....ulushyou...and dazzle your problem is that you don't alligator dance at weddin' receptions...

    June 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    @Now Mmmmm how would you know that. Hello if that is the real @bobcat.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©,

      It is indeed the real bobcat. Has the threat passed for the night ? What is the outlook for tomorrow ? Man I'm an inquisitive little bugger aren't I ?

      June 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
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