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Chinese astronauts land on Earth after China's longest crewed space mission

World Apr 16, 2022 12:11PM ET
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Three Chinese astronauts returned to earth on Saturday after 183 days in space, state television reported, completing the country's longest crewed space mission to date.

The astronauts landed nine hours after they left a key module of China's first space station.

While in orbit, the Shenzhou-13 mission astronauts took manual control in the Tianhe living quarters module for what state media called a "docking experiment" with the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft.

Following their launch in October, the astronauts - Zhai Zhigang, Ye Guangfu and a female crew member Wang Yaping - spent 183 days in space, completing the fifth of 11 missions needed to finish the space station by the end of the year.

Shenzhou-13 was the second of four planned crewed missions to complete construction of the space station, which began last April. Shenzhou-12 returned to Earth in September.

China's next two missions will be Tianzhou-4, a cargo spacecraft, and the three-person Shenzhou-14 mission, Shao Limin, deputy technology manager of Manned Spaceship System was quoted by state media as saying.

Barred by the United States from participating in the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit, China has spent the past decade developing technologies to build its own space station, the only one in the world other than the ISS.

China, which aims to become a space power by 2030, has successfully launched probes to explore Mars and became the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon.

Chinese astronauts land on Earth after China's longest crewed space mission
 

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Jose Cabreja
Jose Cabreja Apr 16, 2022 9:07PM ET
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Sailors landed on Land 🤣
Tony Barnes
Tony Barnes Apr 16, 2022 8:40PM ET
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China has always been the superpower for thousands of years. The US can do nothing to stop it. It's futile. The more they try the stronger China becomes.
Chandra paul
Chandra paul Apr 16, 2022 8:34PM ET
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Really , i think they went to some island and came back after few days , esle they didnt use made in china spacecraft’s
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Tony Barnes Apr 16, 2022 8:34PM ET
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No, they lived in your house and watched you all day long for 183 days.Your opinion shows your jealousy of other's great achievements.
Limin Tandiono
Limin Tandiono Apr 16, 2022 12:29AM ET
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The more china receives pressure from the US, the faster china will prevail. In all front, in all aspects of living.
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emiten indonesia Apr 16, 2022 12:29AM ET
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Benar. Salam @emitendotcom
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The more china receives pressure from the US, the faster china will prevail.
 
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