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The team of astronauts at the Tiengong (Palace of Heaven) space station, built by China in Earth orbit, has returned after completing its 6-month mission.

According to the state CCTV report, the Shincou-14 space capsule carrying Qin Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Shuji landed at the Dunfeng field in the Gobi desert in the evening.

The astronauts, who spent 180 days in space, were reported to be in good health.

The Shincou-14 space shuttle launched on June 5, and the team launched on June 6.

The astronaut group, which is the third team to be sent to the space station, has conducted studies for the installation of the main skeleton of the station for 6 months, and has carried out three spacewalks for this purpose.

The astronauts made their first in-orbit delivery with a new astronaut crew sent to the station on November 29 aboard the Shincou-15 shuttle.

China’s plan to build a space station

China is working on creating its own space station, as the United States is banning cooperation in space exploration and preventing its participation in the International Space Station (ISS) program.

The Tiengong station, which is slated to consist of a core module, two laboratory modules and a space telescope, will be the same size as Russia’s now-defunct Mir space station when it is completed.

The main part of the station, the core module called “Tienhi” (heavenly harmony), was launched on April 29, 2021, the first laboratory module “Vintien” (search for the heavens) on July 24, and the second laboratory module Mingtien (dreaming of the sky) on October 31 .

With the laboratory units added to the base unit, the station frame is completed in a “T” shape. After the main skeleton is built, it is planned to add the space telescope named “Shuntien” (for sky travel) to the station as a separate unit.

At the station, the assembly of which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, a team of three astronauts takes turns.

AA

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