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Journey home begins for Chinese astronauts

By Wu Yan ( Updated: 2016-11-17 18:16
Journey home begins for Chinese astronauts

An image sent back by an accompanying satellite shows Shenzhou XI (top) and Tiangong II (bottom) in space on Oct 23, 2016. [Photo/CCTV]

Two Chinese astronauts who have been in space for a month have taken the first steps on their journey back to earth.

Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, who have worked on the Tiangong II space lab for about one month, have transferred to the re-entry capsule of the Shenzhou XI spacecraft.

The plan is to land in Siziwang Banner in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

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