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Shenzhou-10's reentry module delivered to designers


21:03, June 27, 2013

BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The reentry module of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft was handed over to its designers in Beijingon 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.

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