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All ready for the return of Shenzhou VII

2008-09-28 02:41:52 GMT2008-09-28 10:41:52 (Beijing Time) China Daily

Search and rescue staff -- who will assist the three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou VII spacecraft out of the returning module --practice during a simulated drill on the Amugulang prairies in the middle of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008. The spacecraft will return around 5 pm today after a three-day mission in space. [CFP]

Search and rescue staff -- who will assist the three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou VII spacecraft out of the returning module --practice during a simulated drill on the Amugulang prairies in the middle ofNorth China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008. The spacecraft will return around 5 pm today after a three-day mission in space. [CFP]

A search and rescue team hoists a replica of the returning module of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft onto a truck during a simulated drill on the Amugulang prairies in the middle of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008. [CFP]

Search and rescue staff members monitor the flying trail of the returning module of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft during a simulated drill on the Amugulang prairies in the middle of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008. [CFP]

A helicopter crewmember cleans the rotor blades on the prairies of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008, preparing for the research and rescue mission ahead of the return of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft Sunday afternoon. The spacecraft will return around 5 pm today after a three-day mission in space. [CFP]

Search and rescue staff -- who will assist the three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou VII spacecraft out of the returning module --practice during a simulated drill on the Amugulang prairies in the middle of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 25, 2008. The spacecraft will return around 5 pm today after a three-day mission in space.

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