Shenzhou XV crew lands in Inner Mongolia

By Zhao Lei | | Updated: 2023-06-04 06:37
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Astronaut Fei Junlong is out of the return capsule of the Shenzhou XV manned spaceship at the Dongfeng landing site in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region June 4, 2023. The return capsule of the Shenzhou XV manned spaceship, carrying astronauts Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu, touched down at the Dongfeng landing site in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region safely on Sunday. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/]

Over the next couple of hours, they were to be transferred to a nearby airport, where they would board a jet to fly back to Beijing.

As the fourth group to go to the Chinese station, Fei and his teammates were launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China on Nov 29 and entered the space station the next day to meet their Shenzhou XIV peers. The two crews' meeting marked the first time six Chinese people were traveling in outer space at the same time and also the first in-orbit handover between two Chinese crews.

By Saturday night, they had stayed in orbit for 186 days.

During their stay, the Tiangong was announced to be completed at the end of 2022.

The Shenzhou XV team carried out four spacewalks and installed a host of equipment outside the Tiangong, becoming the most experienced Chinese crew in terms of extravehicular activity. They also conducted dozens of science experiments and technology tests and obtained a great deal of data.

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