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Chinese Astronauts in Good Shape Following Space Trip


Doctors say the two Chinese astronauts who have returned to Earth are in good condition, and officials in China are calling their 5 days in orbit a complete success.

Astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng landed inside their Shenzhou-6 space capsule early Monday.

They landed in northern China about a kilometer away from their intended landing site. State television showed them emerge from the capsule, and climb down a ladder to the ground.

China's official news agency (Xinhua) says the astronauts will spend 14 days in isolation for observation.

A top Chinese legislator, Wu Bangguo, said the mission would boost China's prestige in the world and promote China's scientific and national defense capabilities.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.

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