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The first spacewalk by a Chinese female astronaut took place

BingMag.com The first spacewalk by a Chinese female astronaut took place

Shenzhou 13 Chinese astronauts today, November 7 (November 16) performed their first spacewalk mission while the first spacewalk of a Chinese female astronaut The three crews of the Shenzhou 13 mission include Commander Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu. On October 16 (October 24), hours after launch, they arrived at the Tianhe module from China's Tiangong space station.

In an interview with the National Network of China, the China Manned Mission Agency (CMSA) had not yet provided information about the Shenzhou 13 astronaut program, but announced today that a spacewalk was underway.

Mission Commander Zhai Zifang and Wang Yaping, China's second female astronaut in space, were present. Wang is now the first Chinese woman to experience spacewalking, and the operation lasted about six and a half hours and ended at 01:16 Beijing time (20:46 Tehran time).

Wang Yaping was named the 10th Chinese woman in space in 2013 on the Shenzhou mission. Zhai, meanwhile, was the first Chinese astronaut to make a spacewalk during the Shenzhou 7 mission in 2009. Wu Hao, research assistant at the China Astronaut Research and Training Center, said: Shenzhou 13 have completed their deployment settings and are wearing new space activities for extraterrestrial activities. "We recently shipped this suit with the Tianzhou 3 cargo spacecraft, and it has completed a variety of tests to make sure it is well-suited for off-station activities."

To support the space mission, the previous mission, the Shenzhou 12, was sent to the Chinese station by the Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft, but sending extra clothing indicates that one must be specifically for Wang.

According to the China Manned Space Agency, , Two to three off-site activities are planned for the six-month Shenzhou 13 mission. The main goals include installing an adapter to allow the larger arm of the module to be connected to another smaller arm that will be in the next module. The Shenzhou 13 crew has been in Earth orbit for the past three weeks. The mission is set to be twice as long as the longest three-month mission to Shenzhou 12, breaking the record for previous Chinese space missions. These include tools needed for maintenance, daily exercise to counteract the effects of microgravity, and medical examinations and scientific experiments. It is making its first space trip, testing the microbial content of water at China's space station.

The crew also prepared and dug for emergency operations, including evacuation and first aid. Meanwhile, a Long March 2F rocket and the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft prepared to launch in the event of an emergency at China's orbital laboratory.

Cover photo: First mission space march Shenzhou 13
Credit: CMSA

source: Space

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