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    BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) — Chinese astronauts Chen Dong and Liu Yang have completed their extravehicular activities (EVA) and returned to the laboratory module of the Wentian space station, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced Friday. ).

    It was the first time Chinese astronauts had used Wentian’s airlock cabin, aided by his tiny mechanical arm, to perform EVAs, said CMSA, which declared Friday’s mission a success. complete.The pair returned to the lab pod at 12:33 a.m. (Beijing time) after approximately six hours of EVA, according to CMSA.Under space-Earth coordination, and coordinating with astronaut Cai Xuzhe inside the lab module, the pair performed a series of tasks, including installing the Wentian lab module’s extended pump assembly, lifting the camera panning of the laboratory module, and the verification of the capacity of independent transfer and emergency return to the spacecraft.The EVAs tested the capacity of cooperation between the astronauts and the small mechanical arm, as well as the operation and performance of the Wentian airlock cabin and the equipment of EVA-related support, CMSA said. China launched the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft on June 5, sending three astronauts to its space station suit for a six-month mission. Screen image captured at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center on September 2, 2022 shows Chinese Shenzhou-14 astronaut Liu Yang (L) returning to the laboratory module of space station Wentian after completing extravehicular activities (EVA). Chinese astronauts Chen Dong and Liu Yang have completed their EVAs and returned to the laboratory module of the Wentian space station, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced Friday.The pair returned to the laboratory module of the Wentian space station. laboratory at 12:33 a.m. (Beijing time) after about six hours of EVA, according to CMSA. Under space-Earth coordination, and coordination with astronaut Cai Xuzhe inside of the lab module, the pair performed a series of tasks, including installing the Wentian lab module’s extended pump assembly, lifting the lab module’s panoramic camera, and checking the capacity of independent transfer and emergency return to the spacecraft.

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