Three astronauts who helped end the development of China’s house station are again in Beijing to begin the restoration course of after spending half a 12 months in orbit.
Astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe landed of their Shenzhou spacecraft return capsule at Dongfeng within the Gobi Desert within the Interior Mongolia Autonomous Area on Sunday (Dec. 4), simply hours after leaving the Tiangong space station.
Chen, Liu and Cai have been in nice spirits upon emergence from the capsule, they usually have been quickly whisked away to Xijiao Airport through airliner.
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The astronauts have been greeted there by members of the family for a short reunion. However they’ve now entered a post-mission recuperation part to recuperate from the results of six months in microgravity, corresponding to a lack of bone density. The astronauts have been carried down from the airplane in specifically designed chairs for that reason.
The trio are actually in a quarantine restoration interval on the China Astronaut Analysis and Coaching Middle, which is anticipated to final three to 4 weeks. Throughout this time, they are going to endure a complete medical examination and well being evaluation. To date the indicators are good because the astronauts re-adapt to the exertions of gravity on Earth.
“The crew stayed in house for 183 days this time, and they’re all in good condition each mentally and bodily. Their return and touchdown have been easy too,” Xu Chong, director of the China Astronaut Analysis and Coaching Middle, instructed CCTV (opens in new tab).
The earlier crew, Shenzhou 13, landed in mid-April this 12 months and made their first (opens in new tab) public look in late June after recovering from their six months in orbit.
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Throughout their mission aboard Tiangong, Chen, Liu and Cai oversaw the arrival of two new space station modules in addition to three additional rendezvous and docking maneuvers involving Tianzhou freighters and Shenzhou craft and launched into three spacewalks. Additionally they hosted a stay and interactive science outreach lecture and despatched residence stunning images of the Earth and moon.
The final act of the Shenzhou 14 mission earlier than departing for Earth was handing over Tiangong to the crew of the Shenzhou 15 mission. This marked China’s first crew handover and the primary time the nation has had six astronauts in space concurrently.
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