Chinese Astronauts Safely Return to Earth© REUTERS/ Xinhua/Ren Junchuan
China’s first female astronaut Liu Yang© RIA Novosti. Alexey Efimov
BEIJING, June 29 (RIA Novosti)
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China’s first female astronaut Liu Yang and her two colleagues have safely returned to Earth after fulfilling the country’s first manned space docking, Xinhua reported.
The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft’s return capsule touched down in Inner Mongolia, northern China, as planned.
Doctors said Liu and the two other astronauts, namely Shenzhou-9 crew commander Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang, felt well. They will be brought to Beijing by plane after a medical examination.
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