Screen image taken at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on December 26, 2021, shows taikonaut Ye Guangfu exiting the space station core module Tianhe. /Xinhua
China’s Shenzhou-14 astronauts will conduct extravehicular activities (EVAs) for the first time in the next few days, China Media Group reported on Saturday.
The three-member crew has been working and living in orbit for 70 days since they were sent into space onboard the Shenzhou-14 spaceship and entered China’s space station.
The combination of China’s space station is currently formed by the Tianhe core module, the Wentian lab module, the Shenzhou-14 spaceship and the Tianzhou-4 cargo craft.
The Shenzhou-14 astronauts will venture out of the airlock cabin of the Wentian lab module for the first time, while their predecessors, Shenzhou-13 and Shenzhou-12 crew members, all exited from the Tianhe core module.