Female astronaut made history this weekend when she became the first Chinese woman to complete EVA

Astronaut Wang Yaping
Wang Yaping, one of the three astronauts who participated in China’s six-month Shenzhou 13 spaceflight mission, was the first Chinese woman to perform an EVA. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images
  • Astronaut Wang Yaping ventured outside China’s Tiangong Space Station for six hours on November 8.

  • She performed extravehicular activities with Zhai Zhigang, a crew member of Shenzhou 13, and installed the equipment.

  • The three crew members of Shenzhou 13 are on a six-month mission to proceed with construction at a Chinese space station.

Astronaut Wang Yaping became the first woman to walk in space in Chinese history.

Mr. Wang (41 years old) is one of the three astronauts (Tyco Notes, a Chinese space explorer term) currently stationed at the Tiangong Space Station. She was part of the Shenzhou 13 crew and embarked on a six-month mission on October 16 at the Tenwa Module, the core of the space station, which exploded from the Gobi Desert launch center.

King and fellow astronaut Zhai Zhigang, 55, left the Tenwa module and went into space for six hours on November 8, installing equipment and testing the robot arm of the station. Media release From the China Manned Space Service (CMS). The third crew member, Ye Guangfu (41), supported the team from within the space station.

“This is the first extravehicular activity of the Shenzhou 13 crew and the first activity in China’s space history with the participation of female astronauts,” the CMS said in a statement. “The whole process was smooth and successful.”

so video Astronauts, published by the South China Morning Post, can be seen performing tasks outside the space station and greeting via live streams sent to Earth.

Wang, Zai, and Ye will continue to work on the space station during their six-month stay. The Chinese space agency said that the team “performed tasks such as mechanical arm manipulation, extravehicular activity, module movement”, and long-term space within the national space station from the perspective of resource management and life support. He said he would test how the stay works.

Tengu, which means “Tengu,” is currently under construction.Its core module Tianhe Will eventually be connected to the other two sections, Mengtian and Wentian. China plans to complete a new space station by the end of 2022, and this task will include at least seven missions. Reuters..

Under the 2011 wolf amendment, Chinese astronauts forbidden From the launch to the International Space Station (ISS) by US law.However ISS may be unavailable by the 2030sAt that time, Tiangong may be left as the only working space station.

China previously sent another crew member, Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming, to space. The trio that made up the crew of Shenzhou 12 Landed in Mongolia on September 17 After staying at the Tiangong Space Station for 3 months. At that time, the mission of Shenzhou 12 was the longest space flight in Chinese history, but the record was broken by Shenzhou 13’s Tyco Notes.

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