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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

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.