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China's spacewalkers

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Earlier this week, two of the three astronauts on board the core module of China's new space station performed space walks to carry out essential assembly work. This included setting up an elevated camera and attaching foot restraints onto a 50ft-long robotic arm. "Wow, it is so beautiful out here!" exclaimed Major General Liu Boming, wielding an electric drill and other tools.
Along with Colonel Tang Hongbo, the pair spent seven hours outside the Tianhe module. The third member of the crew, General Nie Haisheng, assisted from inside. China's "Global Times" said, "It was a milestone that showed China has mastered the three key technological skills required for manned space missions, which are entering space and exiting it, the rendeszvous and docking of spacecraft and the ability to work outside the cabin." China's first spacewalk occurred in the Shenzhou-7 mission in 2008.
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"Major General, General and Colonel" China must promote personnel at a young age :)
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The space trio were described as being of "humble origin". They trained as military pilots, as did a high proportion of American astronauts.
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