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Astronauts of Shenzhou 16 Landed Safely, Parachute Reportedly Had a Hole 

Shenzhou 16 astronauts landed safely despite apparent hole in parachute (Photo: The National)

Astronauts of Shenzhou 16 have landed safely on Earth despite an apparent hole appearing in their parachute.

Shenzhou 16 astronauts landed safely despite an apparent hole in the parachute (Photo: SpaceNews)

Hole on a Capsule Parachute Appears on Astronauts Landing

According to SPACE, the descent of Shenzhou 16 astronauts has taken the interest of many as the video of the descent captured an apparent hole that had appeared in their return capsule’s parachute.

It was such a sizable hole that was visible before a white cloud of vented propellant left the Shenzhou capsule. It was not reported that there was a hole in a capsule’s parachute during earlier missions. However, it seems the ripped capsule did not affect the operations as the astronauts have landed safely.

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Shenzhou 16 Mission Have Been Completed Successfully

According to Yahoo News, Shenzhou 16’s missions have been completed successfully as the astronauts have descended from its five-month sting aboard the mission.

The Shenzhou 16 spacecraft separated from the Tiangong space station on Monday. Jing and company had earlier handed over control of the space station to the Shenzhou 17 crew, who just arrived on October 26.

The mission’s commander, Jing Haipeng, and other members of the crew, Zhu Yangzhu and Gui Haichao, touched down in their Shenzhou 16 spacecraft return capsule and landed at the Dongfeng landing site last Monday. This marks the success of the Shenzhou 16 mission.

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