Resident Crews of the Chinese Space Station Tiangong

Tiangong 1: Expedition 2

Patch Shenzhou-10 Crew Shenzhou-10

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Crew, launch- and landing data

No. Nation Surname Given names Position Spacecraft
(launch)
Launch
date
Launch
time
Spacecraft
(landing)
Landing
date
Landing
time
Mission
duration
Orbits
1 China  Nie   Haisheng  Commander  Shenzhou-10  11.06.2013  09:38:02.666 UTC  Shenzhou-10  26.06.2013  00:07:06 UTC 14d 14h 29m 03s  229  
2 China  Zhang   Xiaoguang  Operator  Shenzhou-10  11.06.2013  09:38:02.666 UTC  Shenzhou-10  26.06.2013  00:07:06 UTC 14d 14h 29m 03s  229  
3 China  Wang  Yaping  Operator  Shenzhou-10  11.06.2013  09:38:02.666 UTC  Shenzhou-10  26.06.2013  00:07:06 UTC 14d 14h 29m 03s  229  

Backup Crew

No. Nation Surname Given names Position
1 China  Liu  Boming  Commander
2 China  Pan  Zhanchun  Operator
3 China  Deng  Qingming  Operator

Expedition Report

Launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center. Landing 168 km north of Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.

Following a two-day solo flight Shenzhou-10 docked automatically with the Chinese space station Tiangong-1. Three hours later the crew entered the station for the first time.

Once docked at Tiangong 1, the three crew members conducted space medicine and technological experiments and other scientific endeavors. Nie Haisheng was mission commander, overseeing docking procedures, and pilot Zhang Xiaoguang was in charge of rendezvous and docking. Wang Yaping conducted the scientific experiments and taught a physics lesson to Chinese students by live television broadcast. On June 23, 2013 Shenzhou-10 undocked from the station and performed a manual re-docking.

Photos / Graphics

crew in training Shenzhou-10 rollout
Shenzhou-10 launch life onboard
life onboard Shenzhou-10 landing
Shenzhou-10 landing Shenzhou-10 recovery

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Last update on June 18, 2021.

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