China’s Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship’s return capsule has successfully landed at Dongfeng landing site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
Three Chinese astronauts, the first to be deployed into space for the construction of a space station, have finished their three-month mission and safely returned to Earth, according to the agency.
The Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft’s return capsule, carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo, landed at the Dongfeng landing site, according to the report.
Three astronauts were safely launched into space by China on June 17, putting the country one step closer to constructing its new space station.
The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, also known as the Divine Vessel, was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert on a Long March-2F carrier rocket.
On Friday, the Chinese astronauts returned to Earth safely after a three-month journey. On June 17, the three taikonauts were launched into space and arrived on Tianhe.
Over the last 90 days, the crew performed extravehicular activities twice a day, setting a new record for Chinese astronauts for the longest time in space in a single voyage.
The Shenzhou-12 human spaceflight mission was declared a full success by China on Friday after its three astronauts safely returned to Earth. After landing on Earth, the three taikonauts from the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission are in good health.