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In this image made off the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft (left) docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab module shortly after 2 p.m. Beijing time (2 a.m. EDT) on Monday, June 18, 2012, 213 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua)
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In this image made off the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft (left) docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab module shortly after 2 p.m. Beijing time (2 a.m. EDT) on Monday, June 18, 2012, 213 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua)

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