Chinese female astronaut sets new record

(| Updated : 2022-01-17

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Wang Yaping [Photo/Xinhua]

Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese female astronaut to have worked in space for more than 100 days.

On June 11, 2013, Wang Yaping went to space on Shenzhou X spaceship with astronauts Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang and returned on June 26.

She went again on Oct 16, 2021, on Shenzhou XIII spaceship with astronauts Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu.

On Nov 7, she became China's first female spacewalker when she took part in the Shenzhou XIII mission's first extravehicular activity with mission commander Major General Zhai Zhigang.

She also delivered lectures from space.


Screen image taken at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on Nov 8, 2021 shows Chinese taikonaut Wang Yaping (R) completing extravehicular activities (EVAs). [Photo by Xinhua]


Astronaut Wang Yaping is seen "flying" inside the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Astronaut Center of China]