An experimental Chinese spacecraft returned to Earth on Monday after staying in orbit for 276 days, Chinas state media reported, completing a landmark mission to test the countrys reusable space technologies.
The uncrewed spacecraft returned to the Jiuquan launch center in northwest China on Monday as scheduled, according to state media.
The test marks an "important" breakthrough in Chinas research into reusable spacecraft technology that will provide a more convenient and inexpensive way to mount future space missions, state media reported.
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