China's manned spacecraft, Shenzhou 13, safely returned to Earth on the morning of the 16th (local time).



The three astronauts of Shenzhou 13 spent 183 days in space, the longest in Chinese space development history.



Shenzhou 13 was launched to support the construction of China's own space station, Tiangong.



The Chinese Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said, "At 9:06 a.m., the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft was ordered to return, and the engine was ignited at 9:30 a.m. and landed at Dongfeng landing site, the return point, 26 minutes later. It has been confirmed that the mission has been successfully completed."



The three astronauts, Zhijigang (翟志剛), Wang Yaping (王亞平), and Ye Guangfu (葉光富), appeared after waiting in the return capsule for 1 hour and 10 minutes until 11:05 am to adapt to the gravity of the Earth.



“It feels good,” said Commander Zaizgang, the first to come out of the capsule.



"Her star-picking mother is back at her home," said Wang Ya-ping, the second Chinese female astronaut and the first woman to perform a mission outside a spacecraft.



Shenzhou 13 was launched on October 16, last year, on a Changjing-2F Yao-13 rocket from the Zhuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province.



Shenzhou 13 successfully docked with Tianhe, the core module of the space station.



The three astronauts stayed in space for 183 days, the longest record in Chinese space development history, and performed core technology tests for the assembling and construction of the space station 'Tiangong', installation of various devices necessary for the construction of Tiangong, and scientific experiments.



In addition, he has completed a number of scientific and technological experiments and projects, including two spacewalks.



China plans to complete the Tiangong Space Station project by the end of this year.



The space station 'Tengong' under construction by China is 37m long and weighs 90t, which is one-third the size of the International Space Station (ISS) jointly operated by the United States and Russia.

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