Chinese Manned Shenzhou-10 Spacecraft Lands Safely in Inner Mongolia


Shenzhou-10 lands.

The Chinese Shenzhou-10 landed safely in Inner Mongolia at 8:08 p.m. ET (8:08 a.m. Beijing time) returning the three astronauts to Earth after a 15 day mission. The astronauts were reported to be in good shape and feeling well. Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping performed experiments and did two docking tests with the orbiting Chinese space lab module Tiangong-1, one automatic and the other manual.

Wang, is the second female astronaut in China's manned space mission and the first one born in the 1980s according to the Xinhua news agency.

The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft was launched from a remote site in the Gobi desert in China's far west at 5:38 p.m. ET on June (0938 GMT) under warm, clear blue skies, and carried live on state television.

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