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Chinese astronauts return to earth after “successful” six-month mission

China astronauts

Updated: 5pm (AEST)Beijing, ChinaReuters Three Chinese astronauts landed back on earth on Sunday on board the re-entry capsule of the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft, state broadcaster CCTV reported, bringing to an end a six-month mission on China’s space station.  The three astronauts – commander Chen Dong and teammates Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe – who had been […]

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction enters high gear

China Shenzhou 14 spacecraft

Beijing, China Reuters China sent three astronauts on Sunday on a six-month long mission to oversee a pivotal period of construction of its space station, whose final modules are due to be launched in the coming months.  The space station, when completed by the year-end, will lay a significant milestone in China’s three-decades long manned […]