Mission complete: China's Shenzhou-10 mission in pictures

News   •   Jun 26, 2013 11:34 GMT

China's latest and longest crewed space mission landed on June 26 after the taikonauts spent 15 days in space. Below is a visual timeline of the mission.

Shenzhou-10 was China’s fifth manned space flight mission, coming almost a decade on from the first, with Yang Liwei having become the first Chinese in space on October 15, 2003.

It is the last of the three Shenzhou flight missions intended to test rendezvous and docking techniques with the Tiangong-1 space module - a necessary step towards China's plan of establishing a space station in orbit by 2020.

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