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Shenzhou

A space capsule used in China's human spaceflight program. The name means ‘divine vessel’. See Long March.
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91) It appears to consist of a short, cylindrical pressurized module, with not much more internal volume for the crew than a Shenzhou spacecraft.
Its Shenzhou spacecraft, however, has a standardized docking ring that would allow it to park at the ISS.
The Shenzhou spacecraft clearly had a Russian Soyuz design, noted several experts.
As applause ''thundered'' through the Beijing command center at each crucial interval, the Shenzhou spacecraft arched out over the Pacific Ocean and into the jurisdiction of ''Distant Hope'' control ships stationed on the high seas, China's official news agency Xinhua said.