China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft makes first manual docking

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China has successfully completed its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft with another space module.

Astronauts on the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft docked with the Tiangong-1 lab module without relying on an automated system.

State television broadcast images of Liu Wang, Jing Haipeng and China's first female astronaut, Liu Yang, smiling after completing the exercise.

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