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Fifteen days after launching toward a successful mission aboard the Tiangong-1 space lab, three Chinese astronauts returned safely to Earth, touching down in their Shenzhou 10 capsule at 8:07 am local time on June 26.
Three Chinese astronauts currently orbiting the Earth aboard the Tiangong-1 space lab hosted a series of physics lessons broadcast by the country's state media this week.
Chinese officials have announced the upcoming launch of the country’s next manned space flight – which is set for Tuesday evening, local time.
China's next manned space mission will involve a three-person crew and is currently scheduled to take place as early as next summer.
A trio of Chinese astronauts manually docked the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to an orbiting laboratory module on Sunday, achieving success in the first such attempt in the history of that nation's space program.
China is readying a spaceflight that will feature the country’s first female in orbit. The decision will be decided soon as to which of two candidates will be allowed into orbit.
China is apparently planning to launch a manned spacecraft sometime in June, with state media reports suggesting that the vehicle will be docking with a mobile space lab that has been orbiting Earth since last September.
China successfully docked space modules together for a second time on Monday, according to its Xinhua news agency.
Juiquan Satellite Launch Center reports that last-minute preparations for the launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft began on Monday.
By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI touched down successfully in Inner Mongolia on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days, state media said, as the country stepped up a gush of patriotic fanfare.
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