Chinese Astronauts Return Safely to Earth

Article written: 17 Oct , 2005
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Chinese astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng landed safely in Mongolia on Sunday, after spending 5 days in orbit. Their Shenzhou-6 capsule touched down by parachute less than a kilometre from their target, and were met by helicopters and off-road vehicles. Fei and Nie will spend the next 14 days in isolation, to observe their post flight health; however, their families will be able to visit. The Chinese Space Administration has hinted that spacewalks and women astronauts will be in future missions.


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