Chinese astronauts return home earth after country’s longest space mission

Chinese astronauts return home earth after country's longest space mission
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Three of China’s astronauts returned to earth Friday. After spending 90 days at the Tianhe module on China’s space station, the astronauts have finally completed the country’s longest crewed space mission.

The three men boarded the Shenzhou-12 crewed spacecraft on Thursday and undocked from the space station.

This successful mission is another demonstration of China’s growing confidence and capability in the space domain.

Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Honbo touched down in the Gobi desert on Friday.

They had taken off for space on 17 June and had lifted off from the Gobi desert.

As per China’s Global Times, the three men completed various tasks including transmitting experiment data back to Earth and conducting hours-long spacewalks.

The core module of the space station had separate living spaces for each astronaut and a space-gym, as per reports.

China accomplished several milestones in its space ambitions in recent years.

In 2019 also, China became the first country to send a robotic rover to the far side of the Moon.

But the race to space should be a healthy one not a competitive one.

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