[Commentary] On October 14, the Shenzhou 13 manned mission held a press conference. China Manned Space Engineering spokesperson Lin Xiqiang introduced that the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft was aimed at launching at 00:23, Beijing time on October 16 , The flight crew consists of astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu.

  [Concurrent] Lin Xiqiang, Spokesperson for China's Manned Space Engineering

  After research and decision by the General Command, the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft was launched at 00:23 on October 16th, Beijing time. The flight crew consisted of astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu. Zhai Zhigang was the commander, and the astronaut Zhai Zhigang was from China. The first astronaut out of the capsule, astronaut Wang Yaping performed the manned mission of Shenzhou 10, and astronaut Ye Guangfu was the first to fly.

  [Explanation] Lin Xiqiang said that after the Shenzhou 13 mission is completed, a comprehensive system-wide assessment will be carried out, and the space station will be transferred to the construction stage after meeting the requirements.

  [Concurrent] Lin Xiqiang, Spokesperson for China's Manned Space Engineering

  The Shenzhou 13 mission is a decisive battle and final battle in the key basic verification stage, and is also a key battle in the process of space station orbit construction.

Through the Shenzhou 13 mission, the functions and performance of each system of the project to perform space station missions, as well as the compatibility and coordination between the systems will be more comprehensively assessed.

After the Shenzhou 13 mission is over, we will organize a comprehensive system-wide assessment and transfer to the space station construction stage after meeting the requirements.

  [Explanation] The Shen 13 flight crew will stay in orbit for 6 months. Lin Xiqiang said that for this purpose, full research and preparations have been made in the selection, training, health, work, life and other aspects of staying guarantee technology.

  [Concurrent] Lin Xiqiang, Spokesperson for China's Manned Space Engineering

  Key training was conducted on the outbound activities of the Shenzhou 13 crew, the experimental research carried out in orbit, the teleoperation rendezvous and docking test, the robotic arm assisted cargo spacecraft transposition test and other projects.

In response to the newly added failure modes in the state of 1 cabin and 3 ships, relevant deductions and drills were organized to ensure that the Shenzhou 13 crew fully mastered the various skills of the mission.

For the half-year flight mission, further strengthen the material management day system, regular world-ground communication system, etc., and also identify the possible forgetting effect of long-term flight key operation items, and arrange regular on-orbit training in a timely manner to ensure that the astronauts can respond to various tasks with the best skills. Normal and emergency tasks.

  [Explanation] Aiming at female astronauts participating in flight missions, Lin Xiqiang introduced that the physical and mental characteristics and individual needs of female astronauts were analyzed, and targeted design was carried out from aspects of life security and health security to ensure long-term flight and healthy life of female astronauts. , Work efficiently.

  [Commentary] At 17:00 on October 14, the three crew astronauts met with Chinese and foreign media reporters at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Wentian Pavilion. The Shenzhou 13 mission astronaut Zhai Zhigang said that compared with the Shenzhou 7 mission Out of the cabin activities, this flight mission out of the cabin activities is more complicated, more arduous, and more challenging.

  [Concurrent] Astronaut Zhai Zhigang on the Shenzhou 13 mission

  The current outing activities are more inclined to the application of technology, which is more complicated, more arduous and more challenging than the outing activities 13 years ago.

In this flight mission, in addition to the mission of exiting the cabin, we also have hand-controlled teleoperation and docking, as well as scientific experiments (experimental) and research projects in various fields. Our crew will have to spend the New Year in the sky. Of course, the most challenging task should still be a long-term stay in orbit for 6 months, which puts forward higher demands on people's body and mind.

However, please rest assured that our crew must keep in mind the original mission and live up to the trust of the motherland and the people. We have the confidence and ability to resolutely complete this mission. Thank you.

  Report from Dong Zeyu Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Editor in charge: [Ye Pan]

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