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Shenzhou 12 astronauts complete second spacewalk in country’s history

“Wow, it’s too beautiful out here.”
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Two astronauts from Shenzhou-12 have successfully completed the second space walk in the country’s history on Saturday.

China’s first space walk was made in 27th September 2008 during the Shenzhou-7 mission where Zhai Zhigang spent 20 minutes outside the spacecraft.

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Three astronauts blasted off ground last month to become TianGong’s station first crew, spending 3 months in the station.

Two of them were tasked to elevating a panoramic camera and testing the station’s robotic arm.

Liu Boming, the first who stepped out of the station, he exclaimed: “Wow, it’s too beautiful out here.”

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Tiangong’s construction is a major step in China’s ambitious space programme, which has seen the nation land a rover on Mars and send probes to the Moon.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.