Shenzhou-17 astronauts arrive in Beijing-Xinhua

Shenzhou-17 astronauts arrive in Beijing

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-01 01:14:30

BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The three-member Shenzhou-17 crew arrived in Beijing by plane early on Wednesday after a six-month space station mission.

On Tuesday, Shenzhou-17's return capsule, carrying astronauts Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin, touched down at the Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 5:46 p.m. (Beijing Time), and the crew all left the return capsule by 6:37 p.m., according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The three astronauts, after staying in orbit for 187 days, are all in good health and the Shenzhou-17 manned mission was a success, the CMSA said.

The crew will enter a period of medical quarantine and undergo comprehensive medical examinations and health evaluations, it said.

Afterward, they will meet with the press in Beijing.