Chinese Tiangong Crew Landing Caps Record Day In Spaceflight Written 20 September 2021



The launch of Inspiration4. | Credit: U.S. Space Force Photo by Staff Sgt. JT Armstrong; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Spaceflight Now reported that the Friday landing of the Tiangong crew after a three-month mission ended a historic day in spaceflight “with 14 people in low Earth orbit.” Eleven people remained in orbit: “seven on the International Space Station and four on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the all-civilian Inspiration4 mission.” Inspiration4’s launch Wednesday raised the number of humans in orbit to 14, breaking the previous record of 13.
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