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Shenzhou X Capsule Re-Enters And Lands In Inner Mongolia

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA - JUNE 26: (CHINA OUT) Re-entry capsule of Shenzhou X spacecraft touched down successfully at around 8:07 am Beijing Time Wednesday at the main landing site on June 26, 2013 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. The Astronauts return after a 15-day trip to a prototype space station. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

China celebrates space mission

June 27, 2013

Three Chinese astronauts returned safely to Earth on June 26 after manning their country's longest space mission to date. After the 15-day job was complete, the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft landed safely in a designated landing region in Inner Mongolia. The mission marked a great step for China's slow-but-steady foray into space exploration.