Tearful farewell

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 7:49pm


China's first woman in space Major Liu Yang sheds a tear as she listens to a recording of the story of how she became an astronaut, while (right) Senior Colonel Liu Wang plays a tune on his harmonica during a tea party. The three members of the Shenzhou-IX crew who carried out the nation's first manual docking manoeuvre in space in June, wrapped up their four-day visit to the city yesterday.

Photos: K.Y. Cheng