China’s Shenzhou-13 taikonauts, currently inside the country’s space station, will carry out their second extravehicular activities (EVAs) on Sunday, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Saturday.
Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu will venture outside of the core module Tianhe, while their female teammate Wang Yaping will remain in the cabin to support their operations, the CMSEO said.
As of Friday, the Shenzhou-13 crew has lived and worked in the space station for 71 days.
They performed their first EVAs on November 7, during which Zhai and Wang went outside of the cabin while Ye stayed inside.
Since then, the trio has conducted various tasks including medical checks, space experiments, inspection and daily maintenance of the space station, as well as emergency evacuation and medical rescue exercises.
They have also successfully given their first space lecture on December 9, which was received with much enthusiasm by many students and space lovers.
Currently, the three taikonauts are in good conditions and the space station is operating stably, ready for the second EVA, according to the CMSEO.