TTO – Ms. Wang Yaping, whose space lecture attracted millions of people eight years ago, has just entered China’s history of space exploration as the country’s first woman to walk. outer space.This is the first spacewalk of the astronauts of the Shenzhou 13 train, and the third in the construction of the Tiangong station.
In a specially designed, lighter and more flexible space suit, Shenzhou 13 commander Zhuo Zhigang and female astronaut Wang Yaping left the Tianhe center module at 8:28pm on the 7th. -11 (Chinese time).
Immediately after leaving Tianhe, Ms. Wang turned towards Earth and waved goodbye, marking the moment she became the first Chinese female astronaut to walk in space. Two Chinese astronauts then installed some equipment, robotic arms outside the Tianhe module.
Since 1984, when cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya (former Soviet Union) became the first woman to walk in space, 15 other female cosmonauts have followed in her footsteps.Mr. Yang Yuguang, vice chairman of the Space Transport Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, said Ms. Wang’s spacewalk was of great significance.
According to Yang, manned space explorations are all about preparing for life in outer space.
However, these efforts would not be complete without the participation of women. The adaptability of women in space is one of the goals of medical research, which includes them performing spacewalks.
On Earth, according to the Global Times, despite being busy taking photos and videos with the first early snow season, Chinese netizens have not forgotten their astronauts.
The hashtag related to Ms. Vuong became the hottest keyword on Weibo as soon as she stepped out into space.
As of 10 p.m. on November 7, there had been more than 120 million views of hashtags about Chinese female astronauts, many even likening Ms. Wang to Chang’e in real life, according to the Global Times.
It is expected that during her stay at Thien Cung, Ms. Wang will give an interesting lecture on space for Chinese children, similar to the first time in 2013.
Around 1:16 a.m. on November 8, the two astronauts returned to the Thien Hoa module, ending a six-hour spacewalking mission.