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Technology: Return of three astronauts after China's longest stay in space

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RETOUR DE TROIS ASTRONAUTES APRÈS LE PLUS LONG SÉJOUR DE LA CHINE DANS L'ESPACE © Reuters / Carlos GARCIA RAWLINS Return of three astronauts after China's longest stay in Space

Shanghai (Reuters) - The three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 mission returned on earth Saturday after 183 days in space, realizing thus The longest crew spatial mission of the country to date, reported state television.

party last October, the crew, composed of two men, Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu and a woman, Wang Yaping - the first Chinese to make an exit in space, thus completed the fifth of the 11 missions necessary. To complete the construction of the Chinese spatial station by the end of the year.

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Shenzhou-13 was the second of the four crew missions planned to complete the construction of the station, which started in April 2021.

The next two missions of China will be Tianzhou-4, sending a ship ship, And the Shenzhou-14 mission, composed of three people, said Shao Limin, Deputy Technology Director of the System of Inhabited Space Vessels, cited by the State Media.

prohibited by the United States from participating in the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), China has spent the last decade to develop technologies to build its own space station, the only one in the world other than the ISS .

China, which aims to become a spatial power by 2030, successfully launched probes to explore Mars and became the first country to land a spacecraft on the hidden face of the moon.

(Report Liangping Gao in Beijing and Andrew Galbraith in Shanghai; French version Kate Entrigger)

China sending up next space station crew in June .
BEIJING (AP) — China will launch three more astronauts to its newest space station in June after the latest crew returned this weekend following a six-month stay in orbit, an official said Sunday. The crew of Shenzhou 14 will spend six months on the Tiangong to add two modules to the station, Hao Chun, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, told a news conference. China's ambitious space program launched its first astronaut into orbit in 2003, landed robot rovers on the moon in 2013, and on Mars last year. Officials have discussed a possible crewed mission to the moon.The core module of the Tiangong, or Heavenly Palace, was launched in April 2021.

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