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Watch China’s Shenzhou 13 astronauts return to Earth tonight

China’s first astronaut crew to spend a record-setting six months aboard the country’s new space station returns to Earth tonight and you can watch it live online. 

The three-person crew of China’s Shenzhou 13 mission to the Tiangong space station will land tonight (April 15) during a four-hour window that opens at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 April 16 GMT) with an expected landing near Dongfeng in the Gobi Desert in Inner Mongolia. You can watch the video in the window above, courtesy of China’s state-run CCTV news agency.

Returning home on the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft will be mission commander Zhai Zhigang and crewmates Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu. Shenzhou 13 undocked from the station today at 12:44 p.m. EDT (1644 GMT), according an update from the China Manned Space Engineering branch of the China National Space Administration. 

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