Astronaut on Shenzhou-9 spacecraft
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China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft returns to Earth

China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft has returned to Earth with its three crew members following a 13-day mission.

Images of the capsule landing in Inner Mongolia at 1005 local time (0205 GMT) were shown live on state television.

The astronauts carried out a successful manual docking with the Tiangong-1 laboratory module and performed a series of experiments while in space.

  • 29 Jun 2012
  • From the section World