Shenzhou-17 crew members, who are aboard the Chinese space station, will carry out their first extravehicular activities in the coming days, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced on Wednesday.
The astronauts have been in the orbital complex for 54 days, almost a third of their six-month space mission. They completed crew rotation with Shenzhou-16 astronauts, space station platform maintenance, life and health support, extravehicular spacesuit inspection and testing, Tianzhou-6 cargo ship equipment inspection, and preparation for the next spacewalk, according to the CMSA.
They also practiced robotic arm operation training, life-saving emergency drills, medical rescue drills, and full system pressure emergencies. Experiments in space science are constantly advancing.
CMSA reported that the Shenzhou-17 crew is in good condition and the space station combination is operating stably.