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China' s spaceship lands safely in Dongfeng site

September 17, 2021

BEIJING — The return capsule of China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship has landed successfully at Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) Friday.

Three Chinese astronauts, the first sent to orbit for space station construction, have completed their three-month mission and returned to Earth safely, the agency said in a statement.

The return capsule of the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship, carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, touched down at the Dongfeng landing site, it added.

On June 17, China successfully launched three astronauts into space, bringing the country one step closer to completing its new space station.

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, or Divine Vessel, was launched on a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert.

The Chinese astronauts completed their three-month mission and returned to Earth safely on Friday. The three taikonauts were sent into space and entered Tianhe on June 17.

The crew carried out extravehicular activities twice a day over the past 90 days, a new record of longest space stay in a single flight for Chinese astronauts.

China announced on Friday that the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission was a complete success after its three astronauts landed safely back on Earth. The three taikonauts from the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission are in good condition after landing on Earth. — Agencies


September 17, 2021
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