TECH Chinese female taikonaut to give second lesson in space

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Chinese female taikonaut to give second lesson in space

Xinhua

17:27, October 14, 2021

JIUQUAN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) - Chinese female taikonaut Wang Yaping on board the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft will give a lesson while in orbit, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced on Thursday.

Wang Yaping (Photo: Xinhua)

It will be the second time for the taikonaut to broadcast a live lecture in space, deputy director of the CMSA Lin Xiqiang told a press conference ahead of the Shenzhou-13 launch, which is scheduled for 12:23 a.m. (Beijing Time) on Oct. 16.

Wang earned the title of China's first space teacher after delivering a televised science lecture to an audience of over 60 million schoolchildren during the Shenzhou-10 space mission in June 2013.

According to Lin, Wang will carry out extravehicular activities during the Shenzhou-13 mission, a six-month stay in space. It will make her the first Chinese woman to leave footprints in the universe.

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