The books include the Chinese history of Shenzhou 13.
A Shenzhou steamer carrying three planes landed safely in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday (April 15) just before 10 pm EDT (0200 GMT), around 9 p.m. after leaving the main Tianhe module of the new country. Tiangong airport. Saturday morning (April 16) is local time at the airport.
The touchdown ended the Shenzhou 13 mission, which holds a six -month national record in orbit, most of it on Tianhe. The Chinese cruise is a long way off Shenzhou 12who sent three astronauts to the launch site for 92 days last year.
Shortly after landing, the three astronauts were recorded on radio in good spirits after their long voyage, to the delight of the Chinese National Space Administration’s mission control center in Beijing.
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For example: A typical astronaut mission lasts six months The space station (a project that China is not part of). Some ISS missions are much longer than that, however; NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hey and cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov return to Earth later 355 days on the orbiting chamber.
Shenzhou 13 has set up other national awards. For example, missionary Wang Yaping became the first woman to sit on Tianhe and the first Chinese woman to lead the area. walk.
Wang was joined at Shenzhou 13 by Ye Guangfu and Zhai Zhigang, who led the mission. of the Three were released in October. 15rising from a table at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert.
They soon arrived in Tianhe, the central part of China’s airspace. The orbiting lab will be the last to introduce two new modules, and China plans to start later this year.
Zhai, Wang and Ye have been completely in orbit for their six months. The astronauts – or taikonauts, as Chinese spaceflyers are called – built two spacecraft, conducted more than 20 different scientific experiments and gave two life training lectures from Tianhe.
These conversations have served many purposes, experts said.
“A real -time event, together with China’s tycoons that demonstrates the reality of the country’s technological developments and demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of its aerospace program,” said Molly Silk, a medical researcher. of Chinese public policy at the University of Manchester in England. told Space.com today.
“The event will increase national pride and encourage young people to pursue scientific careers,” he said.
The Shenzhou 13 team took a long time to prepare Tianhe for his next visit of visitors, who arrived soon; the Shenzhou 14 missionaries are expected to starting in early June.
Shenzhou 13 is the second cruise ship to Tianhe, which was launched into low Earth orbit in April 2021. The first is Shenzhou 12, launched in June 2021 and landed that October.
Two Tianzhou cruise ships visited Tianhe, and one was expected to begin the basic module. next month.
Mike Wall is the author of “Outside“(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; edited by Karl Tate), a book about exploring alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or at Facebook.