According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, at 13:34 on September 17, 2021, Beijing time, the return module of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft successfully landed at the Dongfeng landing site. The astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo who performed the mission Exiting the cabin safely and smoothly, in good physical condition, the first manned mission of the space station stage was a complete success.

This is the first time that Dongfeng Landing Field has performed a manned spacecraft search and recovery mission.

  At 12:43, the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center issued a return instruction through the ground measurement and control station, and the orbital module of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft was successfully separated from the return module.

After that, the spacecraft returned to the brake engine to ignite, and the return cabin was separated from the propulsion cabin.

After the return module successfully landed, the search and rescue team responsible for the search and rescue mission arrived at the landing site as soon as possible. After the return module door was opened, the medical supervision and insurance personnel confirmed that the astronauts were in good health.

  The Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, and then docked with the Tianhe core module to form a composite. Three astronauts moved into the core module for a three-month stay. During the orbiting flight, two astronauts exiting the cabin were carried out, and a series of space science experiments and technical tests were carried out. In orbit, the Key technologies for the construction and operation of space stations such as on-orbit maintenance.

The complete success of the Shenzhou 12 manned mission has laid a more solid foundation for the construction and operation of the subsequent space station.

(Produced by Dong Zeyu, Lu Huiqian)

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]