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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, China's first female astronaut Liu Yang waves as she comes out of the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday, June 29, 2012. Liu and two other crew members emerged smiling from the capsule that returned safely to earth Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Jianmin) NO SALES

Chinese astronauts return to Earth

June 29, 2012

China's first female astronaut

and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned

safely to Earth on June 29 from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module

that is a prototype for a future space station.