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Chinese astronauts come back down to Earth

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Astronauts (left to right) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping salute after returning to earth in the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft at its main landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 26, 2013.

A Chinese space capsule with three astronauts safely landed Wednesday on the country's northern grasslands after a 15-day trip to a prototype space station, marking the latest success for China's manned space program as it enters its second decade. Read the full story.

A Chinese space crew successfully landed in China today after a 15-day mission. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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