07 November 2021
On 7 November, Wang Yaping becomes the 1st female taikonaut conducting an EVA. She is joined by Zhai Zhigang, who completed China's and his 1st spacewalk 13 years ago during the Shenzhou 7 mission. Today, both conducted the 1st EVA of the Shenzhou 13 mission. They have been out of the Tianhe space station core module by 20:28 BJT on 7 November. Zhai opened the hatch of Tianhe's node airlock at 18:51 BJT. Donning China-developed new-generation Feitian spacesuits, the pair will conduct a series of extravehicular tasks with the aid of the mechanical arm. Ye Guangfu stayed inside to support his crewmates in completing the operations.
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