Three of China’s Shenzhou 13 spacecraft are preparing to return to Earth after a six -month official record in orbit over China’s airport.
Commander Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu were released at Shenzhou 13 from Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert in October. 15, 2021, marking with the construction of the Chinese airport hours later.
The three ended up with two extravehicular activities – or walks – given in two scientific lectures and worked on more than 20 scientists experiments related to the studies of life sciences and beyond in their nearly six months in orbit.
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They will have 167 days in the air over the Tianhe module base at the end of March and are expected to complete their mission in about 180 days. Before leaving, they will prepare Tianhe for the arrival of his passengers, which will begin in Shenzhou 14 in the coming months.
“Before leaving, there are a lot of things that need to be separated, including those packages and products in Tianzhou 3,” said Zhong Weiwei, a fellow research fellow at the Astronaut Center of China, said. told China Central Television (CCTV), relating to a cargo plane that was launched at a Chinese airport in September.
“The Shenzhou 14 team will be coming up less than a month after the return of the Shenzhou 13 team, so these products and equipment will be installed first,” Zhong said. , with the addition of which will be taken from some important material. wide.
China has not announced a date for the return of sailors to Earth, but Zhou Jianping, the main developer of China’s human navigation program. told the Chinese newspaper on March 4 they will return home in mid -April.
Shenzhous 13 set Chinese records. The history of the land is recorded because of the length of human flight in the past year Shenzhou 12 missionary, i mau 92 days.
Wang became the first female astronaut on Tianhe and the former Chinese woman to start walking.
The missionary also revealed that the Communist Party of China seeks to use the center for the benefit of the home.
Molly Silk, a medical researcher for Chinese space policy at the University of Manchester in England, told Space.com that life science lectures now hope to document China’s progress and boost growth. interested in science.
“It’s a real -time event, together with China’s tycoons that demonstrates the authenticity of the country’s technological developments and demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of its aerospace program,” Silk said. “Such an event will increase national pride and encourage young people to pursue scientific careers.”
The live lecture students also included students from provinces and territories around the country, including Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet and Xinjiang.
The spacecraft and astronauts were also shown New Year’s Day a new Year celebration, showing that China now has its own permanent military forces in orbit such as the International Space Station.
Today, the ohua people continue their preparations to return to Earth, with physical training.
“Based on the data obtained from their in-orbit physical testing, we made the changes indicated to the overall defense system before they returned. [the astronauts’] training to prepare for a safe and secure level, “Zhong told CCTV.
When it leaves the sky, the Shenzhou 13 return box will be returned to land near Dongfeng in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia, near the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center where it left off.
China is planning two cruise ships, the Shenzhou 14 and Shenzhou 15, in 2022. China plans to add two new modules to Tianhe this year, including access to the cruise line. three-module space to host these three-astronaut armies. for a short period of time until the return of the first team of the field at the end of the year.
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