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China's Shenzhou-10 Lands

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 25-Jun-2013
Updated: 25-Jun-2013 08:32 PM

China's three-person Shenzhou-10 crew returned to Earth just after 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) tonight, June 25 (8:00 am June 26 Beijing time), completing a roughly 15 day mission.  They landed in Inner Mongolia as scheduled.

Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping spent 13 of those days aboard the Tiangong-1 space station.  Wang, China's second woman in space, taught a class to elementary and middle school students so China calls her their first teacher in space.   The crew also tested manual docking techniques and did a fly-around of the module before they returned to Earth today.   Apart from that, there was little news about their activities other than developing experience in living and working in space.

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