On November 17, 2011 at 11:32 UTC the "Shenzhou-8” capsule landed in north China, after completing the country's first-ever space docking mission.
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The re-entry module of the spacecraft parachuted down at a landing site in Siziwang Banner (county) in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the end of the 49-day space docking mission.
Launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Nov. 1, the Shenzhou-8 first rendezvoused and docked with the space lab module Tiangong-1 two days later. The two joint vessels or
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