samedi 16 octobre 2021

China Space Station (CSS) - Shenzhou-13 hatch opening


CMS - China Manned Space / Shenzhou-13 Mission patch.

Oct. 16, 2021

Shenzhou-13 Crew inside CSS after hatch opening

The hatch of the Shenzhou-13 (神舟十三) crew spacecraft was opened on 16 October 2021 and the second crew of three astronauts, Zhai Zhigang (commander), Ye Guangfu and Wang Yaping, entered the Tianhe Core Module (天和核心舱) at 01:58 UTC (09:58 China Standard Time), for the first six-month mission on the China Space Station (中国空间站).

Shenzhou-13 hatch opening

CSS consists now of the Tianhe Core Module with the Tianzhou-2, Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft and the Shenzhou-13 crew spacecraft docked.

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China Space Station - Shenzhou-13 mission

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Image, Video, Text, Credits: China National Space Administration (CNSA)/China Media Group(CMG)/China Central Television (CCTV)/SciNews/ Aerospace/Roland Berga.