Astronauts Return to Earth From Chinese Space Station

by | Sep 20, 2021 | Crewed Space, Daily Space, Spacecraft | 0 comments

IMAGE: Shenzhou-12 crew. CREDIT: CGTN

At the time that we’re recording this, the Inspiration4 team is within 24 hours of their return to Earth. We hope and pray that all went well, and we will cover their mission in its entirety in our next episode. 

While we don’t know their full story yet, we can tell you that three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 90-day visit to their space station, the Tianhe. This was the first of a series of missions planned for this year and next that will work to test systems and complete construction on this new station. During this first segment, they checked the basics like life support and tested a robotic arm – one not made by Canada – that will be essential in the future. Space belongs to no one, and we hope that by having multiple stations, the researchers of more nations will be able to conduct research in space.

More Information

Shenzhou-12 astronauts return to Earth after 3-month space station mission (SpaceNews)

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Got Podcast?

A community podcast.

URL * RSS * iTunes

Astronomy Cast LogoTake a facts-based journey.

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Daily Space LogoSpace & astronomy news.

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Join the Crew!

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Un podcast en español de cosmología y astronomía.
Premiering in October!

Become a Patron!
CosmoQuest and all its programs exist thanks the generous donations of people like you! Become a patron & help plan for the future while getting exclusive content.