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Chinese Astronauts Return to Earth After 92 Days in Space

17 Sep 2021, 17:59 UTC
Chinese Astronauts Return to Earth After 92 Days in Space
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Shenzhou 12 descends under parachute. (Credit: CASC)

DONFENG, China (CASC PR) — The first batch of astronauts in the key technology verification and construction phase of the China Space Station triumphed!

At 13:34 on September 17, the return module of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft landed safely in the scheduled area of ​​the Dongfeng landing site. The astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo were in good condition. The Shenzhou 12 manned mission was a complete success.

Shenzhou 12 touches down in the desert. (Credit: CASC)

The space station sections, manned spacecraft, cargo spacecraft, relay satellites and the Long March series carrier rockets used in the space station project are all developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Other sub-systems of the project were built by units under the Aerospace Science and Technology Group.

The Shenzhou 12 manned mission is the seventh manned space flight organized and implemented by my country, and it is also the first manned space flight during the verification and construction phase of the key technology of the Chinese space station. On June 17, the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft was launched by the Long March 2 F carrier rocket. The crew of astronauts entered ...

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