3 Chinese astronauts settle down for 6-month stay on Tiangong space station

3 Chinese astronauts settle down for 6-month stay on Tiangong space station

The three Shenzhou-14 astronauts – Commander Chen Dong and Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe – are settling in for a long stay aboard China’s Tiangong space station.

The threesome arrived in Tianhe, the Tiangong base module, on Sunday morning (June 5), just hours after taking off. Since then, astronauts have inspected and set up the crew environment, ensuring that drinking water, oxygen production, sleeping conditions, sanitation and other systems are working well, said Wang Saijin, deputy chief designer of China’s human space program astronaut system. at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center.

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