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Shenzhou-16 taikonauts meet press after return from space
SOURCE: xinhua     UPDATED: 2024-01-23

The three taikonauts from China's Shenzhou-16 crewed mission made their first public appearance in Beijing on Friday, 80 days subsequent to their return from space.

The Shenzhou-16 spaceship was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on May 30, 2023, carrying three crew members: Jing Haipeng, Zhu Yangzhu, and Gui Haichao. They stayed in orbit for 154 days, during which they conducted one extravehicular activity and delivered the fourth live class from the Tiangong space station.

The three crew members were in good health. After the medical quarantine and recuperative care, they will undergo a health assessment before returning to normal training.