China’s manned Shenzhou-11 spacecraft lands on Earth

Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China’s Shenzhou-11 space mission, with two astronauts aboard, landed on Friday in Inner Mongolia, after spending the past one month in orbit.

The re-entry module, carrying astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong aboard, landed at around 2 p.m., as scheduled, Efe news reported.

The landing was broadcast live by Chinese state television CCTV.

The Shenzhou-11 had departed on October 17 and docked at the Tiangong-2 space laboratory two days later.

It remained in orbit for 30 days before separating from the space lab on Thursday to begin its journey back to Earth.