Shenzhou astronauts carry out second spacewalk

By ZHAO LEI | | Updated: 2022-09-17 16:00
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Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on Sept 17, 2022 shows Shenzhou-14 astronauts Cai Xuzhe (top) and Chen Dong conducting extravehicular activities (EVAs). [Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members on the Shenzhou XIV mission stepped out of their spacecraft for the second spacewalk on Saturday afternoon, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

The agency said in a brief news release that Senior Colonel Cai Xuzhe opened an extravehicular activity hatch on the Tiangong space station at 1:35 pm and then floated out of the station. He was followed by mission commander Senior Colonel Chen Dong.

Their female peer -- Senior Colonel Liu Yang – stayed inside the station to support their operations, the release said.

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