BEIJING, June 27 — The reentry module of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft was handed over to its designers in Beijing on Thursday for further study.
Scientists at the China Academy of Space Technology will conduct a thorough examination of the module.
Carrying the three crew members of China's Shenzhou-10 mission, the reentry module parachuted to a landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday.
The reentry module is the part of a spacecraft that returns to Earth after a space flight. In addition to the reentry module, China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft contains a service module and an orbital module.
The Shenzhou-10 mission was China's longest manned space mission. In its 15-day journey in space, the Shenzhou-10 docked with the orbiting space lab Tiangong-1 twice, once through automatic operation and the other manually.
A highlight of the mission was a lecture that female astronaut Wang Yaping delivered to students on Earth from the Tiangong-1. (PNA/Xinhua)