Tuesday Oct. 17, 2005 Fine
Early this morning I watched on TV the landing of Shenzhou Ⅵ.
Shenzhou Ⅵ, China's second manned spaceship, lifted off on Oct.12 from Jiuquan, Gansu Province. After circling 80 times around the earth, it safely landed in Inner Mongolia.
Unlike Yang Liwei's trip two years ago, this time the two astronauts could move freely through the modules for scientific experiments. During the travel, they made long-distance calls back home and sometimes even removed their space suit. All the time, they seemed relaxed and comfortable.
The launch of Shenzhou Ⅵ fills my heart with pride and courage. It has opened a new chapter for our space travel and greatly encouraged us in our move to become a global space power.