ShenzhouQQ13 astronauts enter TianzhouQQ3 cargo craft


After Shenzhou-13 successfully completed a st automated rendezvous and docking with the core module Tianhe, the crew entered the core module. They will stay in orbit for six months, setting a new record for Chinas crewed space mission duration.

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2021 shows the Shenzhou-13 crew entering the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft. [Photo/Zhao Yuliang (Xinhua)]


The crew will also open the hatch of the Tianzhou-2 cargo craft. They will carry out cargo transfer and other related work as planned.

The Shenzhou-13 spaceship was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Chinas Gobi Desert Saturday.

After successfully stationing in Chinas space station core module Tianhe, the Shenzhou-13 crew opened the hatch of the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft and entered it at 9:50 a.m. (Beijing Time), the CMSA said.

The Shenzhou-13 crew has entered the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft to transfer the cargo, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Sunday.