Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft will be launched on October 16, 00 Beijing time at 23, the flight crew by astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping, Ye Guangfu composition, Zhai Zhigang as commander.
Among them, astronaut Zhai Zhigang is China's first cabin astronaut, astronaut Ye Guangfu is the first flight, astronaut Wang Yaping performed shenzhou 10 manned flight mission, this will not only bring &LDquo; Teaching in space & RDquo; The second lesson is to become China's first female astronaut.
The Shenzhou-12 crew will stay in space for three months, while the Shenzhou-13 crew will stay in space for six months. This means that they will spend the Spring Festival in space, which is the first time for Chinese astronauts.
Wang Yaping said: & LDquo; This is the first time for us Chinese to celebrate the Spring Festival in space. On New Year's Eve, we take a group of three people will stay up with everyone. We want to at the first time, the blessing from space to our motherland, to everyone! ”
At present, all the systems for the shenzhou 13 mission have completed tests and comprehensive drills, the Long March 2F Yue-13 rocket is being refuted with propellant, and the astronaut flight crew is in good condition and all the preparatory work for the launch has been basically completed.
The Shenzhou 13 manned mission is the sixth and final mission of the space station's key technology verification phase.
After entering orbit, the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft will adopt an autonomous fast rendezvous and docking mode and dock at the radial port of the Tianhe core module, forming a combination with the Tianhe core module, Tianzhou-2 and Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft.
The astronauts will be stationed in the core module and work and live according to the synchronous schedule of heaven and earth. About six months later, they will return to the Dongfeng landing site by the spacecraft.
After the Shenzhou 13 mission, the relevant technology verification of space station construction will be completed, which will meet the requirements of supporting the subsequent construction and operation of China's space station. It also marks the formal transfer of the project from the key technology verification stage to the in-orbit construction stage, which is of great significance.