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China’s Shenzhou-11 crew ready for re-entry - TV

November 18, 2016, 7:53 UTC+3 BEIJING

Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong worked in the space lab for 30 days, performing the longest ever stay in orbit for a Chinese astronaut.

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BEIJING, November 18. /TASS/. The crew of China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft has completed preparations for re-entry, according to a live broadcast by CCTV from China’s mission control center Friday.

On Thursday the spacecraft undocked from the Tiangong-2 space lab, carrying Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong. They worked in the space lab for 30 days, performing the longest ever stay in Earth orbit for a Chinese astronaut.

The two astronauts are currently waiting for the final go from the mission control.

Shenzhou-11 was launched on October 17 atop the Long March - 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. It is the country’s sixth manned space mission.

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