TECH Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft separates from China's Tianhe space station

TECH

Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft separates from China's Tianhe space station

People's Daily app

09:33, September 16, 2021

The Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft successfully separated from China’s Tianhe space station core module at 8:56 am on Thursday with astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo on board, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office.

The crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert, June 17, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

With the help of technicians on the ground, the mission crew completed a series of tasks before the separation, including transmitting experimental data back to Earth and sorting and transfer-ring goods to remain in orbit.

The Shenzhou-12 crew spent 90 days in the Tianhe module, the astronauts’ “home in space,” setting a new record for a Chinese manned space mission in a single flight.

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft will return to earth on Friday.

(Compiled by Lyu Xingke)

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue