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Astronauts in Tiangong II show good health condition

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-10-20 14:46

Astronauts in Tiangong II show good health condition

Two astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong aboard the Shenzhou XI spacecraft enter the space lab Tiangong II at 6:32 Wednesday morning Beijing Time. [Photo/IC]

BEIJING - The two astronauts aboard space lab Tiangong-2 appear to be in good health, according to a remote medical test on Thursday.

With a domestically developed remote medical consultation system linking the space lab and space center on earth, Earth-based medical staff carried out regular medical checkups and cardiac function examinations on the astronauts, who appear to be in perfect health, said Wu Bin, director of the medical clinic of the Astronaut Center of China.

The astronauts also mastered medical care for themselves and each other before their launch, said Wu.

Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, the Chinese astronauts participating in the manned space expedition, left the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft and entered the space lab Tiangong-2 on Wednesday morning.

They will live in the space lab for 30 days before returning to Earth.

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