China ends long­est manned space mis­sion

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Bei­jing: Two as­tro­nauts who com­pleted China’s long­est-ever manned space mis­sion re­turned to Earth safely on Fri­day af­ter­noon. Zhang Youxia, com­man­der-in-chief of China’s manned space pro­gram, an­nounced that the Tian­gong-2 and Shen­zhou-11 manned flight mis­sion, which lasted over a month, was a “com­plete suc­cess.” Zhang Gaoli, vice pre­mier and a mem­ber of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, de­liv­ered a con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage from the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, the State Coun­cil and the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion at the com­mand cen­ter of China’s manned space pro­gram in Bei­jing. The com­ple­tion of the Tian­gong-2 and Shen­zhou-11 mis­sion “marked a ma­jor break­through” in China’s manned space pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to the con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage. Xin­hua

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