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Taikonauts back after six months

Taikonaut Wang Yaping climbs out of the space capsule in the Gobi Desert on Saturday morning.

After nearly 183 days in space , three Chinese space travelers have landed safely back on Earth. The capsule carrying taikonaut Wang Yaping and her two male colleagues Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu landed in the Gobi Desert in northwest China on Saturday morning (local time). As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, this marked the end of the country’s longest manned space mission to date.

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