First Chinese Woman to walk in space: Astronaut Wang Yuping on Monday created history by becoming the first Chinese woman to walk in space. With her male colleague Zhai Jigang, she exited the under-construction space station and took part in other activities for more than six hours. This information was received from the news of the government media. According to the news of the state news agency ‘Xinhua’, both came out of the space station’s core module ‘Tian’ and walked in space for six and a half hours in the early hours of Monday and then successfully returned to the station.
The ‘China Mend Space Agency’ said in a statement that it was the first time in China’s space history that a woman astronaut walked in space. On October 16, China sent three astronauts to space on the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft for six months. They have been sent by the country with the goal of completing the work of the orbiting structure (space station) and it is expected that the work of station construction will be completed by next year.
A native of Shandong province and mother of a five-year-old girl, Wang (41) joined the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force in August 1997. She was deputy squadron commander before joining the second group of astronauts in the PLA’s space unit in May 2010. She is the second Chinese woman to go into space. He was selected in December 2019 for the current manned space mission.
became the first woman to walk in space
Prior to Wang, from 1984 to October 2019, a total of 15 women took part in 42 ‘spacewalks’, according to the official ‘Global Times’ news. Astronaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. Yang Yuguang, vice chairman of the Space Transportation Committee for the International Astronaut Association, told the Global Times, “Women’s participation in extracurricular activities is an integral part of manned space, and we are seeing Wang create history through his bravery.” ”
Returned to core module late at 1:16 pm
Wang and Zhai conducted extracurricular activities, including a spacewalk on Monday. Ye Guangfu, the third crew member, acted as a supporter from within the module. The pair returned to the core module late at 1:16 pm (Beijing time) after successfully completing their task in about 6.5 hours, the statement said.
longest manned mission in space history
The mission tested the indigenously developed new generation of additional spacecraft, coordination between astronauts and mechanics and the reliability and safety of EVA-related accessories, Xinhua news agency reported. The trio left for space on October 16 on a six-month-long mission to the space station, the longest manned mission in China’s space history. This is the second manned mission to China’s space station. Earlier, three other astronauts – Ni Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo – returned to Earth on September 17 after successfully staying in the space station module for three months.
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