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Chinese astronauts back after spacewalk

September 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Sunday morning after a historic spacewalk.After several days in space, the "Taikonauts," as they're called in China, landed in Northern Mongolia. This was China's third manned space mission, and it's first-ever spacewalk.

The mission was made to test technology, leading toward China's eventual goal of having a space station. The country is also considering a lunar landing sometime in the next decade.

 

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