A trio of Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after spending 90 days aboard their country’s first space station in China’s longest mission to date.
After being disconnected from the station on Friday, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming, Tang Hongbo, and Tang Hongbo, landed in Shenzhou-12.
CCTV, the state broadcaster showed footage showing the spacecraft taking off to land in Gobi Desert. It was then met by helicopters.
A team of technicians opened the capsule’s hatch minutes later. It appeared unharmed.
During their time at the station, the astronauts performed spacewalks and used a mechanical arm.
China has yet to announce when the next crew will arrive.