Chinese Astronauts Complete Country’s Longest Stay in Space

HONG KONG—A trio of Chinese astronauts landed back on Earth on Friday after three months in space, setting a record for the country’s longest stay in orbit as China pursues an ambitious space program.

China has marked a number of milestones in space this year, including sending the first component of its space station into orbit in April and the landing of a rover on Mars in May. The three taikonauts, as astronauts are known in China, have been celebrated as the country’s space achievements dovetail with an era of heightened nationalism.