China has completed all protocols preparatory to her lunar space mission. This was made known through the Chinese Science on Tweeter and the CGTN. The arrangement is hit the moon through crewrockets. The third group of astronaut have already been selected for the mission, comprising one female and seventeen males. A break down of the crew specialties is shown below:
”A total of 18 candidates, including one female, have become new members of the Chinese astronaut team. In the group, there are seven space pilots, seven space flight engineers, and four payload specialists, with the latter two categories newly added to meet the demands of China’s space station mission”.
The space pilots and space flight engineers are mainly responsible for the direct control and management of the spacecraft, as well as carrying out related technical tests, while the payload specialists are responsible for the in-orbit operation of scientific payloads.
This feat, when successfully attained, will further solidify China’s place at the comity of world powers with technological advancement and expertise. We wish them a safe trip.
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