18 September 2021
CGTN presents an English-language documentary on the history and development of China's manned space programme - from the beginning. The documentary starts with interviewing Yang Liwei who admits that he was prepared to not survive his space mission. Very frankly he tell the reporter about the joke among taikonauts at that time: "As long as there is a 50 % chance - I am in!", meaning that everybody would have done this flight if he was selected for that mission. And indeed, Yang talks about the cracks in the windows during re-entry... and there was also the issue with the fire alarm during China's first EVA. A highly recommended documentary!
short cut to the episode with Yang Liwei: What terrified the first taikonaut?