China's First Human in Space Returns to Earth


According to various Chinese news agencies, Shenzhou V carrying China's first human in space, Yang Liwei, has landed safely in Inner Mongolia at 6:28 AM lcoal time.

The re-entry apparently proceeded without incident and recovery team personnel have reached the capsule.

The 21 hour mission came to a successful end after completing 14 orbits.

Mission Control sent a message to Shenzhou V at 5:35 AM commanding it to begin reentry.

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