Reusable spacecraft lands
China's reusable experimental spacecraft landed at a preset site on Sunday morning after two days in orbit.
Xinhua News Agency said its mission was a complete success and proved that the spacecraft is able to offer space round-trip services more conveniently and affordably than existing approaches.
The reusable experimental vehicle was lifted into orbit atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Friday afternoon.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp said after the launch that the robotic vehicle was tasked with verifying reusable technologies that will serve as technological foundations for the peaceful use of space.
Experts said reusable spacecraft have a wide range of applications, such as carrying out space tours for civilians, transporting astronauts and placing satellites into orbit more cheaply.