First vlog released showing taikonauts cabin life in China's space station
Published: Jun 23, 2021 12:58 PM

China's national broadcaster Central China Television (CCTV) on Wednesday released the first vlog footage documenting the crew's first 24 hours in China's space station core module.

Tang Hongbo woke up in the dim lighted resting cabins at 5:40 am, kick starting his first day in space. The separate sleeping lounge at the space station core module has an independent lighting system, according to CCTV.

After cleaning, Tang flew to the working area and got down to business. 

At around 7:20 am, some packages were already seen floating in the cabin after being removed from their fixed points. Tang was using an electronic screw driver to unwind the packages.

Then the three had their first breakfast in space.

At around 12:00 pm, the three astronauts had their first lunch. Nie tapped his tummy in satisfaction after lunch. 

The crew took a short break after the meal. Tang and Nie floated back to the sleeping area for a nap. And around 2 pm they began their afternoon operation, mainly entering the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft to transfer supplies.

Wearing goggles and carrying tools, Nie Haisheng entered the cargo vessel with the assistance of Liu Boming, at around 4:30 pm. 

After dinner, the three continued their work arranging the boxes they had transferred into the core module. 

Around 10 pm, they moved back to their sleeping area and called it a day. 

According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), taikonauts Nie Haishang, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo will keep a synchronized work and rest schedule between space and Earth. 

At 8 am every day, they will be communicating with ground control personnel to be briefed on the day's workplan, and at 8-9 pm, they will be giving updates on their mission with the ground.  

According to the taikonauts' chief trainer Huang Weifen, the crew has one hour every day and every Sunday to take rest and have some private resting time.

Global Times