Chinese Astronaut Duo Parachutes to safe Landing after month-long Mission

China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft and two crew members parachuted to a safe landing in Inner Mongolia on Friday to put an end to a record-setting mission, spending 32 days in space to continue China’s push toward long-duration Space Station missions later in the decade.

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Chinese Astronauts depart Tiangong-2 Space Lab for Return to Earth after record-breaking Flight

China’s record-setting astronauts are in the final stages of their homecoming, having departed the Tiangong-2 space laboratory on Thursday for a day-long free flight aboard the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft ahead of a blazing re-entry and parachute-assisted landing in a remote stretch of Inner Mongolia.

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Successful Yunhai-1 Launch inaugurates new Chinese Weather Satellite Constellation

China’s Long March 2D rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Friday night, lifting into orbit the Yunhai-1 weather satellite to mark the inauguration of a new constellation of meteorological satellites orbiting Earth in polar orbits.

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Chinese Long March 11 launches first Pulsar Navigation Satellite into Orbit

China’s Long March 11 rocket performed its second launch on Thursday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to lift a group of small satellites into orbit in support of a demonstration of pulsar navigation and Earth Observation.

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China’s Long March 5 Heavy-Lift Rocket achieves full Success in Inaugural Mission

China’s Long March 5 Heavy-Lift Rocket made an impressive debut launch on Thursday, thundering into the evening skies over Hainan Island to embark on a long-awaited shakedown mission to demonstrate the country’s most powerful rocket, on-par with the heavy-weight launchers of the world.

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Chinese Astronaut Duo arrives at Tiangong-2 Space Lab after flawless Docking

A pair of Chinese Astronauts completed an out-of-this world link-up on Tuesday when their Shenzhou-11 spacecraft pulled into port at the Tiangong-2 space laboratory to kick off a month-long stay that will set a new record for the longest mission of a Chinese crew, continuing to press toward a continuous human presence in orbit.

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