Wang Yaping is the first Chinese woman to complete the spacewalk

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Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping of Hong Kong made history on Sunday when she became the country’s first woman to undertake a spacewalk, according to the national space agency.

Wang and fellow astronaut Zhai Zhigang, two of the three team members currently on the new Chinese space station Tiangong, successfully completed the 6-and-a-half-hour walk in the early morning hours of Monday (8). according to the Manned Space Agency of China (CMSA).

Shenzhou-13’s third crew member, Ye Guangfu, remained at the space station to support the walk from the central module.

During the mission, the team installed a suspension device and transfer connectors for the station’s robotic arm, according to the state tabloid Global Times. They also tested the safety of support equipment, including the space suit produced domestically in China.

It is the first time the crew has left the station since their arrival on October 16th.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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