Shenzhou-15 crewmates work with the spacesuits on. /China Manned Space Agency
China’s Shenzhou-15 mission crew conducted the third extravehicular activity (EVA) on Thursday and returned back to the China Space Station, according to China Manned Space Agency on Friday.
The crewmates Fei Junlong and Zhang Lu went out for the spacewalk and completed all planned tasks.
China has completed ten EVAs in the last four manned missions since the Shenzhou-12 mission in 2021, when construction of the space station began.
The Shenzhou-15 crew has completed a variety of tasks in the last month, including maintenance and facility installation. All science experiments are proceeding as planned, with numerous results achieved.
In addition, Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft has been transported to the launch pad at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China’s Hainan Province. It underwent assembly and testing, aiming for launch in early May.