25 December 2020
The re-entry capsule of the Shenzhou 10 manned spacecraft was handed over to Shaoshan County in central China's Hunan Province on 25 December. The spacecraft will be stored and exhibited in Shaoshan Mao Zedong Memorial Museum. The Shenzhou 10 mission launched on 11 June 2013, with 3 taikonauts on board: Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang, and Wang Yaping. Zhang Xiaoguang was present during the hand-over ceremony in Shaoshan. Earlier, CNSA said that some of the Chang'e 5 lunar samples would also be exhibited in the museum in Shaoshan.
2020 also marked 50 years since Mao approved China's first manned spaceflight programme (Project 714), which included the Shuguang I spacecraft. Shuguang which was never built but is considered as "laying an important foundation for the development of the later manned space programme".
Shenzhou 10 capsule for the Mao Zedong Memorial Museum