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In photos: First female taikonaut on Chinese space station releases images of Earth

Wang Yaping, China’s first female taikonaut to travel to the Chinese space station, has released new images of Earth from her position on the Tianhe Core Module. 

In photos: First female taikonaut on Chinese space station releases images of Earth
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The images were taken on 18 November, according to Chinese press, about a month after Wang and the rest of the Shenzhou-13 crew landed on the station.

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Onboard the Shenzhou-13 are Zhai Zhigang, China’s first spacewalker in 2008, Wang, the first female to land on the Tiangong and Ye Guangfu, the first internationally trained taikonaut.

The crew successfully launched into space onboard a Long March-2F Y13 on 16 October to remain on the station for their six-month mission.

Shenzhou-13 is the fourth of 11 missions set for building the three-module Chinese Space Station. The station is intended to orbit the Earth for at least 10 years.

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Isabella Richards

Isabella Richards

Bella Richards is a journalist who has written for several local newspapers, her university newspaper and a tech magazine, and completed her Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at the University of Technology Sydney in 2020. She joined Momentum Media in 2021, and has since written breaking news stories across Space Connect, Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

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