18 February 2021
The first group of taikonauts who have been selected for the mission of building China's space station is currently undergoing training for extravehicular activities (EVA), preparing for the scheduled manned space mission. At the China Astronaut Research and Training Center in Beijing, Wang Yaping, China's 2nd woman in space in June 2013, put on training suits weighing more than 120 kg and entered a large water tank with the help of a mechanical arm. During the training session lasting more than four hours, seven divers assisted Wang to complete her tasks, while staff also monitored proceedings from a control room.
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