09 April 2018
Taikonaut Chen Dong said in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) that the space station era has set higher requirements for the astronauts. "The manned space program has entered the space station era, which means that the astronauts will stay in space for a longer time with more tasks to be performed. This has set higher requirements for our physical condition, knowledge, mental status and skills, and brought more challenges," said Chen, who carried out Shenzhou-11 mission in 2016.
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