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  Shenzhou 9: Viewing, comments and questions (Page 2)

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dom
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posted 06-29-2012 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by issman1:
As with the Shenzhou 9 launch, the Chinese excelled themselves with their landing coverage.
The coverage certainly contained some spectacular shots I've never seen before on any Soyuz mission. Seeing a descent module separate in orbit and then seeing the capsule flip over on the ground as the landing retro-rockets fire was amazing!

Michael Davis
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posted 07-27-2012 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I happened to be in Beijing on the day that the Shenzhou IX mission astronauts were released from their two weeks of quarantine. This photo is from the front page of the China Daily.

The accompanying article focuses in part on Liu Yang, the first Chinese female astronaut. It mentions that "the 34-year-old had no time for shopping or watching movies after being recruited as a reserve astronaut in 2010."

The article also mentions that the crew members were treated with massage and traditional Chinese medicines to help them recover.

SkyMan1958
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posted 07-27-2012 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Davis:
I happened to be in Beijing on the day that the Shenzhou IX mission astronauts were released from their two weeks of quarantine...

Quarantine? Why would they be quarantined? Do you know if it was more along the lines of being "held" at a base for two weeks while being debriefed?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-27-2012 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Xinhua described it as a "two-week quarantine and recovery" period.

Michael Davis
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posted 07-28-2012 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The primary stated purpose of the quarantine appears to be to monitor the crew's health. It is noted that "they have adapted well to the gravity of Earth." The Director of the Astronaut Center of China indicated that the weight lost in space has been regained. More rest is scheduled and monitoring of their health will continue for another three months.


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