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Mission launched at 12:23 am on Oct 16, 2021
Crew: Commander Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping (F) and Ye Guangfu
Crew stay inside space station for six months, the longest crewed spaceflight for China
The mission sees first spacewalk by a Chinese woman
4th spacecraft to visit Tiangong station and 2nd crewed ship to transport astronauts to the station
The return capsule touches down at 9:56 am on April 16, 2022
09:41 2022-05-10
12,000 seed varieties return to Earth after space trip

About 12,000 seeds carried by the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship have returned to Earth after being bred in space, and will be cultivated into greater varieties to supplement new germ plasm resources and ensure national food security, experts said.

09:23 2022-04-18
Shenzhou XIII mission a success in testing tech for space station

The Shenzhou XIII mission has concluded the technology demonstration phase in the construction of China's Tiangong space station, according to a senior space official.

22:19 2022-04-16
World experts congratulate China on success of mission

The success of the Shenzhou-13 mission represents a major victory of China's plan to explore space, experts from different countries have said, calling for closer international cooperation on science and technology.

11:09 2022-04-16
Crew members of the Shenzhou XIII mission return to Earth

After orbiting Earth for six months, the three crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission have departed from the Tiangong space station and returned to the mother planet on Saturday morning, finishing the nation's longest manned spaceflight.

07:08 2022-04-16
Shenzhou XIII crew back to Earth

China's Shenzhou XIII space mission crew has completed all of its tasks and will soon return to Earth, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

01:16 2022-04-16
Shenzhou XIII separates from space station core module

The spacecraft Shenzhou XIII has separated from the space station core module Tianhe early Saturday, and astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu onboard will soon start their journey home, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

17:25 2022-04-15
Shenzhou XIII astronauts ready to return

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew have completed all of their tasks and will return to Earth, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

23:44 2022-04-14
Shenzhou XIII crew set to return to Earth soon

China's Shenzhou XIII spaceship has completed all planned tasks and will return to Earth soon, according to the China Manned Space Agency on Thursday.

06:30 2022-04-14
A look back at China's longest manned space trip

Three Chinese astronauts are scheduled to return to Earth in mid-April after a six-month stay on the country's Tiangong space station. Let's look back on the joy and wonder of their incredible journey.

09:01 2022-04-11
China's astronauts answer US students' questions

More than 300 students across the United States gained a glimpse on Saturday into the lives and work of Chinese astronauts.

21:48 2022-03-31
Shenzhou XIII astronauts prep for return trip

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew have begun preparations for their scheduled return to Earth in mid-April, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

15:13 2022-03-29
Shenzhou XIII astronauts prep for return

Three astronauts stationed in China's Tiangong space station are preparing for their return trip in the middle of April, packing up personal items, experimental products and other materials, putting equipment into place and exercising to prepare their bodies for Earth's gravity.

10:04 2022-03-24
Astronauts deliver lecture in space

Students enjoyed the latest science lecture given by astronauts on board China's Tiangong space station on Wednesday, watching them display unique physical phenomena in the orbiting spacecraft.

16:30 2022-03-23
Chinese astronauts give second lecture from space station

Chinese astronauts gave a livestreamed popular-science lecture, the second class from China's space station, to students on Earth Wednesday afternoon.

09:59 2022-03-23
Watch it again: Chinese astronauts deliver second lecture from space station

06:54 2022-03-19
Crew aboard Tiangong to give 2nd talk

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission will give their second open lecture on Wednesday afternoon from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the globe, according to China Manned Space Agency.

17:28 2022-03-18
Lecture from space to be given on Wed

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission will deliver their second open lecture on Wednesday afternoon from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the globe, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

18:31 2022-03-15
Shenzhou XIII crew to give 2nd lecture

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission will soon give their second open lecture from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the world, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

07:23 2022-02-16
Taikonauts keep Lantern Festival traditions alive in space

Wang Yaping, a taikonaut onboard China's space station core module, offered people on Earth a zero-gravity musical performance on Tuesday evening to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

13:51 2022-01-31
Shenzhou XIII crew sends Spring Festival greetings

Shenzhou XIII mission crew will spend the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, in outer space, becoming the first Chinese crew to spend the traditional holiday in space.

10:00 2022-01-28
Taikonaut Wang Yaping sets China's record for longest stay in space

08:00 2022-01-28
Shenzhou XIII crew readies for Lunar New Year in space

Shenzhou XIII mission crew will spend the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year in outer space, the first Chinese crew to spend the traditional holiday in space. Let's take a closer look at their life.

15:51 2022-01-15
Chinese female astronaut sets new record

Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese female astronaut to have worked in space for more than 100 days.

17:01 2022-01-08
China's Shenzhou XIII crew carries out docking test

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew conducted a remotely controlled docking test from inside the Tiangong space station on Saturday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

09:18 2022-01-08
Crew finishes cargo spacecraft, space station docking test

The Shenzhou XIII astronauts in China's space station core module have completed the manual rendezvous and docking experiment with the Tianzhou 2 cargo craft, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said Saturday.

13:43 2022-01-06
Space station's robotic arm performs maneuver

China's Tiangong space station conducted a test using its robotic arm to reposition the Tianzhou 2 cargo spaceship on Thursday morning, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

08:06 2022-01-03
Astronauts mark New Year with livestream from space

From hosting a children's art gallery in space to answering questions about manned spaceflight, the three astronauts onboard China's Tiangong space station celebrated the New Year by cultivating science and inspiration in the country's youth.

14:32 2022-01-02
HK, Macao youth in awe of nation's space development

Hong Kong and Macao young people on Saturday expressed their admiration of the nation's space development with a real-time space call with taikonauts in orbit, in the second such interaction between Chinese students and scientists.

15:19 2022-01-01
Astronauts host video call from Tiangong with students

Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong space station hosted a live video call on Saturday and interacted with young students at ground venues in Beijing and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

07:57 2022-01-01
Astronauts to host call from Tiangong

Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong space station will host a live video call on Jan 1 and interact with young students at ground venues in Beijing and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

20:18 2021-12-31
Shenzhou XIII crew's journey and life in space

09:32 2021-12-31
Chinese astronauts to host video call with students

Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong space station will host a live video call on Saturday afternoon and interact with young students at ground venues in Beijing, as well as the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

09:20 2021-12-27
Shenzhou XIII taikonauts complete second extravehicular mission

Taikonauts Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu have completed their extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station core module Tianhe, the China Manned Space Agency said on early hours of Monday.

07:16 2021-12-27
Shenzhou astronauts conduct 2nd spacewalk

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew conducted their second extravehicular activity on Sunday.

18:51 2021-12-26
China's Shenzhou XIII crew starts second spacewalk

13:41 2021-12-25
Shenzhou XIII crew to take second spacewalk

China's Shenzhou XIII mission crew is scheduled to carry out their second extravehicular activity, or spacewalk, on Sunday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

10:31 2021-12-18
Macao SAR students 'amazed' by live class from China's space station

21:01 2021-12-17
New technologies make Chinese astronauts' in orbit lives easier

Chinese astronauts are living and working more conveniently and comfortably in orbit with the application of advanced information technology, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

07:17 2021-12-13
Real-time space teaching can inspire kids

The crew abroad China's Tiangong space station gave a live science lecture to Chinese students back on Earth on Thursday. The crewmates demonstrated how they work and live in the station, how they conduct a cytology research experiment and how objects move in space.

10:57 2021-12-11
You are invited to submit questions on spaceflight

17:20 2021-12-10
Pupils in Tibet get a lesson from space station

More than 80 primary school pupils in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, listened to a livestreaming science lecture presented by astronauts aboard the Chinese space station on Thursday afternoon at the Tibet Museum of Natural Science.

07:10 2021-12-10
Chinese astronauts give lecture from space

Chinese astronauts conducted a science lecture 400 kilometers above Earth to millions of students on Thursday afternoon, as they orbited in the Tiangong space station.

18:18 2021-12-09
Astronauts' lecture from space draws millions of viewers

Chinese astronauts aboard the country's Tiangong space station opened a science lecture on Thursday afternoon as they traveled with the gigantic spacecraft orbiting the Earth at an altitude of about 400 kilometers.

16:38 2021-12-09
Chinese astronauts give lecture from space

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission delivered their first of a series of space lessons on Thursday afternoon from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the world.

08:56 2021-12-09
Watch it again: Space class from Tiangong station

10:24 2021-12-08
Astronauts in orbit to give space lessons to HK, Macao students

Students from Hong Kong and Macao will be among those who receive lessons from outer space on Thursday, when the country's astronauts now on the nation's orbiting Tiangong space station are scheduled to deliver their first of a series of space lessons.

08:21 2021-12-06
Volunteers share benefits of experiences

The three astronauts of China's Shenzhou XIII mission sent their greetings to young volunteers in a video sent from the orbiting Tiangong space station.

09:00 2021-12-03
Crew to offer live lecture from China's orbiting space station

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission will soon give a space-based lecture from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the world, the China Manned Space Agency said on Thursday.

06:40 2021-12-03
Making 'her story' in China's space mission

19:47 2021-12-02
Tiangong's heavenly lectures to spark passion for space in young

Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission will soon give a lecture from the Tiangong space station to students around the world, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

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