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Chinese Space Capsule Returns to Earth

A space capsule carrying the first Chinese astronaut lands safely Wednesday afternoon, following 21 hours and 14 orbits of the Earth. With the flight, China becomes the third nation to successfully send a human to space, but the event has received little attention in the United States. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford and NPR's Richard Harris.

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Richard Harris
Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.
Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.