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Shenzhou-2 lands in China
Posted: Tue, Jan 16, 2001, 8:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)
Shenzhou illustration by Simon Zajc Shenzhou-2 successfully landed in China early Tuesday, nearly one week after the prototype of a future piloted spacecraft was launched. Chinese media sources reported the reentry module of the spacecraft landed in Inner Mongolia at 6:22 am EST (1122 GMT). Officials told the Xinhua news agency that the mission was a complete success, setting the stage for another unpiloted test later this year and an eventual human flight.
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