Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 291


People's Republic of China

Patch Shenzhou-10

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  11.06.2013
Launch time:  09:38:02.666 UTC
Launch site:  Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  330 - 340 km
Inclination:  42.4°
Docking Tiangong-1:  13.06.2013, 05:11 UTC
Undocking Tiangong-1:  24.06.2013, 23:05 UTC
Landing date:  26.06.2013
Landing time:  00:07:06 UTC
Landing site:  42°19'36" N, 111°21'01" E

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Crew Shenzhou-10

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Nie  Haisheng  Commander 2 14d 14h 29m 03s  229 
2  Zhang  Xiaoguang  Operator 1 14d 14h 29m 03s  229 
3  Wang  Yaping  Experimenter 1 14d 14h 29m 03s  229 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Nie
2  Zhang
3  Wang
1  Nie
2  Zhang
3  Wang

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Liu  Boming  Commander
2  Pan  Zhanchun  Operator
3  Deng  Qingming  Experimenter


Launch vehicle:  Long March 2F (Chang Zheng CZ-2F No. Y10)
Spacecraft:  Shenzhou-10


Launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center. Landing 168 km north of Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.

Following a two-day solo flight Shenzhou-10 docked automatically with the Chinese space station Tiangong-1. Three hours later the crew entered the station for the first time.

Once docked at Tiangong-1, the three crew members conducted space medicine and technological experiments and other scientific endeavors. Nie Haisheng was mission commander, overseeing docking procedures, and pilot Zhang Xiaoguang was in charge of rendezvous and docking. Wang Yaping conducted the scientific experiments and taught a physics lesson to Chinese students by live television broadcast. On June 23, 2013 Shenzhou-10 undocked from the station and performed a manual re-docking.


crew in training crew in training
Shenzhou-10 rollout Shenzhou-10 launch
life onboard life onboard
life onboard Tiangong Shenzhou-10 landing
Shenzhou-10 landing Shenzhou-10 recovery


Last update on December 26, 2023.