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Ground search team ready for return of Shenzhou IX

Updated: 2012-06-29 09:50

BEIJING - The ground search and rescue team has reached a site 18 kilometers away from the "theoretical landing site" of the return capsule that is due to land the three-member crew on Shenzhou IX spacecraft Friday.

Personnel and equipment responsible for air search and rescue is also ready for the mission, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

The Shenzhou IX manned spacecraft will return to Earth around 10 am Beijing Time Friday.

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