Wang Yaping has become China’s astronaut with the longest time in orbit

2022-08-01 0 By

China News Service, Beijing, January 26″China has the first male astronaut, when will there be a female astronaut?”Wang yaping, an air force pilot at the time, thought of the shenzhou V, China’s first manned spacecraft, carrying astronaut Yang Liwei, as he watched the rocket’s tail flame on television in 2003.In 2010, after layers of strict selection, Wang Yaping wishes to become China’s first group of female astronauts;Now, with the launch of the Shenzhou 13 mission, she also became China’s astronaut with the longest accumulated time in orbit a few days ago.Astronaut Wang Yaping.Chinese astronauts zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu will stay in orbit for the first time for six months on October 16, 2021, after successfully entering the tianhe core module aboard shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft.This is not only the second leg of the flight crew in China’s space station mission, but also the first female astronaut.Wang yaping, known in the past as “China’s first space teacher,” also set several “firsts” during the Shenzhou 13 mission.This is wang yaping’s second mission in space, following the Shenzhou-10 mission in 2013, making her the first Chinese female astronaut to go into space twice and the first to enter China’s space station.Over the past three months, Wang yaping has had a full schedule of in-orbit work and life.On November 8, 2021, less than a month after entering space, Wang Yaping completed the first extravehicle activity of the Shenzhou 13 crew, marking the first step of China’s female extravehicle spacewalk.File photo: Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu as space photographers for Wang Yaping took a high-definition picture, take you to see the life of the space station.The space environment will not change because of the arrival of women, nor will it lower the threshold of entry just because they are women.Twice, the first time out of the cabin to Wang Yaping’s daily training put forward higher requirements.In the physical training, Wang Yaping was 3 minutes earlier than the full mark in the assessment of 3,000 meters.In the physical equipment training, she practiced for 1 hour each time beyond the prescribed class hour.Out of the cabin activity underwater training, male astronauts in the underwater insist on how long, she also in the underwater insist on how long.During the 6.5 hours of extraveular activity, she wore the latest “shining gold” extraveular spacesuit sent by the Tianzhou 3 cargo spacecraft, and cooperated with Zhai Zhigang to carry out the installation of mechanical arm suspension devices and transition pieces, and test typical extraveular movements.While completing the extravestrated activities and in-orbit experiments, it is also an important task for the shenxi-13 crew to carry out various popular science education activities.Wang, along with Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu, gave the first lecture on China’s space station on Dec 9 last year.Eight years later, Wang Yaping returned to the “space teacher” post, standing in the “highest platform” class.”Many children fell in love with spaceflight, and some of them even became my colleagues.”She said in an interview before her flight that it made teaching in space so meaningful, and that she was particularly touched by the fact that children who were not born when the lessons were taught in space still look at the videos.”The first Female astronaut in China’s space station”, “the first Female astronaut in China’s space station”, “the first Chinese astronaut with the longest cumulative time in orbit”, wang Yaping has been in space for more than three months, and has many labels such as “first” and “most”.In a few days, she, Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu will celebrate the Lunar New Year in space, the first time Chinese astronauts have spent a lunar New Year in space.When asked what she had brought with her in the interview, Wang yaping revealed that she had brought a large musical instrument to show Chinese culture in the sky. In addition, she had also brought a “very loving gift” for Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu, “to surprise them in the New Year”.Six months of “space travel” is still in progress, it also means ya-ping wang will continue to refresh the on-orbit time record, as ya-ping wang said, “it is often said that the flight is the art of uncertainty, but for our astronauts, will be determined by our performance in heaven finally”, people also expect she continue to write the history of Chinese female astronauts.(after)