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China's Second Manned Spacecraft Returns Safely


17 October 2005 -- A Chinese spacecraft with two astronauts on board has returned safely to Earth.

The Shenzhou 6 touched down in Inner Mongolia early today after five days in orbit.

It was China's second manned space flight.

Chinese state television said a portion of the Shenzhou 6 remained in orbit and is to continue operating for up to half a year.

(Reuters/AFP/AP)

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