The Shenzhou 13 crew is in good condition and making preparations for the return of the manned spacecraft

2022-06-17 0 By

According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, after seeing off the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft, the orbiting astronauts are busy preparing for the return of shenzhou 13 spacecraft.On October 16, 2021, Astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu entered the Tianhe core module aboard the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft at jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, becoming the second group of astronauts to live in China’s space station.During the more than 160 days of space flight, the three astronauts, with the support of ground science and technology personnel, successfully completed two extravegress activities, two “Tiangong Classroom” space teaching activities, and carried out a number of scientific and technological experiments and application projects.Wang Yaping became China’s first female astronaut to go out of space. The astronaut docked with the space station for the first time by remotely operating a cargo spacecraft in orbit. The crew set a new record for China’s astronauts to stay in orbit continuously for a long time, laying a solid foundation for the subsequent construction of the space station.During the Shenzhou 13 manned mission, Chinese astronauts celebrated the Lunar New Year in space for the first time and celebrated the Spring Festival in space for the first time.With the support from the ground, the flight crew took advantage of the work training to participate in the New Year’s Day “Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao Tiangong Dialogue” activity, held the first Chinese Tiangong art exhibition, carried out interaction with the vast number of young people, and carried out unique science education and cultural dissemination activities.At present, the core module of the space station is in stable operation in orbit, and the crew is scheduled to return to earth in mid-April.Source CCTV news client editor Liu Juanyang Tao editor Min Jie