The following are some key moments that mark the successful return of Shenzhou VI, China's second manned spacecraft, back to Earth.
1:50 -- The rescue teams and 14 special vehicles leave the headquarters based in the landing area for the intended landing spot of Shenzhou VI;
2:40 -- Shenzhou VI's return programs are activated;
3:43 -- The first attitude adjustment starts;
3:44 -- The orbital module and the re-entry module are disengaged and the second attitude adjustment starts 10 second after the disengagement;
3:45 -- Engines for brake ignite, indicating Shenzhou officially embarks on its way back;
4:08 -- The spacecraft flies to above the Chinese territory, and is spotted by the ground tracking station;
4:20 -- The primary parachute is unfurled and staff aboard search helicopters see the module.
4:32 -- The module touches down and taikonauts report they feel good;
4:33 -- Retro-rockets ignite and the module lands successfully on the spot that in only one kilometer away from the pre-planned place;
4:53 -- Helicopters arrives around Shenzhou VI's landing spot where the module is standing vertical;
5:38 -- Taiknonaut Fei Junlong climbs out of the module, waving his right hand to the cheering crowd; and
5:39 -- Taikonaut Nie Haisheng climbs out of the module.
(Xinhua News Agency October 17, 2005)