Shenzhou-9 Returns with Chinese Taikonauts

Liu Yang
Liu Yang Emerges from the Shenzhou-9 Descent Module
Image Credit: CCTV

Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, the three member crew of China’s Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, returned to Earth, following a successful and historic mission with the unmanned space module Tiangong-1. The Descent Module touched down around 7:00 PM Phoenix time Thursday (0200 UTC Friday) at the landing site in Inner Mongolia.

Three Taikonauts
Three Taikonauts Seated Outside the Shenzhou-9 Descent Module
Image Credit: CCTV

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