|Shenzhou-8 departs from lab, ready for return|
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The Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC), which is in command of the mission, will signal Shenzhou-8 back to earth Thursday after conducting a series of examinations, tests and preparations, the spokesperson said.
Shenzhou-8 will fly alone for a period of time after disengagement from Tiangong-1, which will leave room for any fine tuning of the orbit for the spacecraft's return, deputy chief engineer of the BACC Li Jian said.
The re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-8 is set to land back on earth around Thursday, the spokesperson said, adding that all arrangements are in place for the search and rescue of the re-entry capsule after it lands.
The successful space docking tryouts provide vital know-how to