Astronauts in the capsule returning to Earth
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China astronauts return to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft and its three crew has returned to earth after 15 days in orbit, making it the country's longest manned space mission.

A capsule carrying three Chinese astronauts has landed safely after a 15-day mission in space.

The astronauts travelled on the Shenzhou-10 craft to China's space laboratory, the Tiangong-1.

They completed manual docking exercises and astronaut Wang Yaping gave a video lecture to students back on Earth.

The Shenzhou-10 is China's fifth manned space mission and came 10 years after China first sent an astronaut into space.

  • 26 Jun
  • From the section Asia