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Tech & Science : Three Chinese back on earth after a record of time spent in space

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La capsule de Shenzhou-13 après son atterrissage dans le désert de Mongolie-intérieure, ce samedi. © CCTV Shenzhou-13 capsule after landing in the desert of Mongolia inner, this Saturday.

This is the longest stay ever done by China in space: the three Taikonauts of the Shenzhou-13 mission returned on Earth this Saturday morning after six months spent in the Chinese space station. This is a new successful step for Beijing in its ambitious space program to catch up with the United States, Europe and Russia.

After triggering his red and white parachute, the return capsule where the crew had taken place - composed of a woman and two men - landed shortly before 10 hours, local time, (tonight in France) in the Desert of Inner Mongolia, north of China. "The return capsule of Shenzhou-13 has landed successfully" , "said CCTV state television.

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"proud of our heroic country"

Live images of CCTV have shown the landing of the capsule in a cloud of dust. The ground teams, which had held away from the landing site, rushed to helicopter to reach the capsule. The ground team applauded the astronauts who tiredly declared yourself "Good" .

The crew consisted of three army pilots: Commander Zhai Zhigang (55), his colleague Wang Yaping (42) - became the first Chinese to make an exit in space in November - and Benjamin Ye Guangfu (41 years old), which was the first spatial flight. Zhai Zhigang came out the first of the capsule, about forty-five minutes after landing. The one who made the first Chinese exit in the space in 2008 praised the cameras, smiling, while he was hoisted by the ground team, before being wrapped in a blanket. "I am proud of our heroic country" , he told CCTV.

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space station completed by the end of the year

with 183 days in space, the crew sprays the previous national record for a spatial stay, which was 92 days and had been established in 2021 during the Previous inhabited mission, Shenzhou-12. "The goal (with Shenzhou-13) was not in itself to establish a record but to develop the skills needed for a permanent occupation of the station" that the Chinese build in space, reports Jonathan McDowell, astronomer At Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the United States. Named in Tiangong Chinese ("Celestial Palace"), the Chinese space station, similar to the old Russian-Soviet Mir station, should be completed by the end of 2022.

in six months, the crew performed two outings In the space, continued the construction of the station, animated two courses via the Internet for Chinese schoolchildren, realized experiences and refined its mastery of long-term stays. "They have for example improved their maintenance skills, via outputs in space and manipulations of the station's arm, details Chen LAN, site analyst GOTAIKONAUTS.COM , specialized in the program Chinese spatial. Shenzhou-13 was "not a significant breakthrough" but "The completion of the space station during the year will be a very important event" , he considers. NEXT STEPS OF CONSTRUCTION: The sending of a ship ship in May then from another inhabited mission, Shenzhou-14, which should be launched in June. The last two modules of the spatial station must be sent from July. They will take the direction of space from the Wenchang launch center, located on the tropical island of Hainan (South) and whose Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday to make it a website

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