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.