On September 17, 2021 at 05:34 UTC the Chinese "Shenzhou-12” landing capsule landed safely at the designated area of the Dongfeng landing site in the Gobi Desertin, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The mission’s return zone in the Inner Mongolia region, known as Dongfeng, is a new location for Shenzhou landings. The Dongfeng landing field is near the Jiuquan launch center, where “Shenzhou-12” blasted off on June 16. Previous Shenzhou missions parachuted into a different part of Inner Mongolia known as Siziwang Banner.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 Chinese cosmonauts – Nie Haisheng (聂海胜), Liu Boming (刘伯明) and Tang Hongbo (汤鸿波). The landing took place a day after the "Shenzhou-12” undocked from Chinese “Tianhe” core module of the new space station. The cosmonauts spent in space 92 days, 4 hours and 11 minutes. The mission set a new China’s national human spaceflight duration record, surpassing Shenzhou-11's 33 days. Nie Haisheng wrapped up his third flight into orbit. He has logged 100 days in orbit on three missions, making him the most experienced space flier in China’s astronaut corps. Liu Boming completed his second mission into space. It was the first space flight for Tang Hongbo.