Astronauts Make First Spacewalk Outside China’s New Space Station Written 6 July 2021


Tianhe-1, the core module of China’s next space station. | Credit: SciNews; YouTube; framegrab

The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Chinese astronauts Liu Boming and Tang Hangbo “made the first spacewalk outside China’s new orbital station to set up cameras and other equipment using a 15-meter-long (50-foot-long) robotic arm.” Liu and Tang “spent nearly seven hours outside the station, the Chinese space agency said.” Space News reported that a “second spacewalk is planned to be conducted during the three-month-long Shenzhou-12 expedition to Tianhe.”
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