- Sep 20, 2021
The China Manned Space Engineering Office officially released the high-definition large image taken by the astronauts of Shenzhou 12 in orbit. The photo in question was taken by the astronaut Tang Hongbo after finishing cycling sprint interval exercises, muscle dimensionality, environmental control maintenance, neuromuscular training, and other activities. Hongbo took the photo of the North African content glimmering with the light on July 30th, 2021 creating the marvelous picture of the lights on earth complementing the stars twinkling in the universe.
On August 8, 2021, at 6:32 in the morning Beijing time, the core module of the manned rocket traveled across the Ethiopian plateau, and the photo taken by the astronaut aboard the Tianhe Space Station shows brilliantly the aura surrounding the earth. The Somali Peninsula that could be discerned in the released photos points in the direction of the sun.
On August 13, the weather over the Indian Ocean was turbulent. That day Tang Hongbo completed his manipulator control training in the cabin and patiently waited for the Space Station to traverse over China.
The Chinese space engineering office also released a few other photos taken by Hongbo. In one of the photos taken on August 18, 2021, we can see the sleeping cabin of Hongbo which looks warm and comfortable. There are sleeping bags and pillow vents to ensure that the astronauts are provided with a comfortable sleeping environment in space.
In one of the photos, we see the night view of Beijing. This photo was taken by Nie Haisheng on August 24, 2021, when the core cabin assembly traversed over Beijing. The golden “star” on the right side of the photo is Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Finally, the last picture released by the space agency was taken on August 24, 2021, over the Pacific ocean; the picture shows the solar panel of the core module assembly pointing to the vastness of space.