Sino-Euro astronauts undergo sea survival training in E China

Source: Published: 2017/8/22 18:04:31

Highlights: The sea survival training, attended by 16 Chinese and 2 European astronauts, was held by the Astronaut Center of China (ACC) for the first time near Yantai, East China’s Shandong Province from August 5 to 21. This is the first time for Chinese astronauts to take part in survival training at sea, and also the debut for foreign astronauts in the training. Photos: Xinhua/China News Service

  • An astronaut tries to escape from the return capsule of a Shenzhou spacecraft simulator during training on August 17. Photo: China News Service

  • Yang Liwei (C), deputy director of China Manned Space Engineering Office and China's first astronaut, attends the training session on August 17. Photo: Xinhua

  • Astronauts spray colorful dyes in the water to attract the attention of searchers on August 8. Photo: China News Service

  • European astronaut Matthias Josef Maurer fires the smoke signal on a kayak during training on August 18. Photo: China News Service

  • Jing Haipeng (R), commander of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft and third-time space traveler, tries to enter the rescue net in the water during the survival training on August 10. Photo: China News Service

  • Astronauts practice helicopter rescue on August 21. Photo: Xinhua

  • Samantha Cristoforetti (L), one of two European astronauts attending the training, practices helicopter rescue on August 21. Photo: Xinhua

blog comments powered by Disqus