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Photos: China's Shenzhou 10 Space Mission in Pictures

Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft Lands on June 25, 2013

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The three astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou 10 spacecraft landed in Inner Mongolia on June 25, 2013.

Chinese Astronauts Celebrate Manual Docking Success

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On June 23, 2013 (Beijing local time), Shenzhou 10 spaceship, under the control of astronaut Nie Haisheng and with Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping, achieved successful manual docking with Tiangong I target spacecraft.

Shenzhou10 Crew Salutes Chinese President

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On June 24, 2013, folllowing a phone call from Chinese president Xi Jinping, the crew of Shenzhou 10 mission saluted, aboard the Tiangong-1 space station.

Xi Jinping Calls Shenzhou 10 Crew

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Chinese President Xi Jinping came to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) on June 24, 2013, and spoke with the three astronauts aboard the Tiangong-1 orbiter.

Chinese Mission Control During Shenzhou 10 Flight

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On June 25, 2013, the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft successfully undocked from Tiangong-1 space station. The spacecraft carries 3 Chinese astronauts.

Wang Yaping With Water Sphere

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This screengrab from television taken on June 20, 2013 shows female astronaut Wang Yaping, one of the three crew members of Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, making a water ball in space during a lecture to students on Earth, aboard China's space module Tiangong-1.

Astronaut Wang Yaping Delivers Lecture From Space

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This screengrab from television taken on June 20, 2013 shows female astronaut Wang Yaping, one of the three crew members of Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, giving a lecture to students on Earth aboard China's space module Tiangong-1.

Wang Yaping's Space Lecture Appears on Screen

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On the morning of June 20, 2013, China successfully delivered a space lesson for the first time. The astronauts aboard Tiangong 1 space lab illustrated some basic physical experiments in microgravity for Chinese youth.

China's 1st Space Lecture Preparations

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A video screengrab shows the Chinese astronauts aboard space station Tiangong-1 prepare for the space lecture to be delivered by Wang Yaping on June 20, 2013.

China's 1st Space Lecture Preparations #2

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A video screengrab shows the Chinese astronauts aboard space station Tiangong-1 prepare for the space lecture to be delivered by Wang Yaping on June 20, 2013.

Long March 2F Liftoff

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A Long March 2F rocket carries China's Shenzhou 10 mission to space June 11, 2013.

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