In order to meet the needs of Chinas space station engineering tasks, the third batch of preparatory astronauts added two categories of aerospace flight engineers and payload experts on the basis of space pilots. Among them, aerospace pilots and aerospace engineers are mainly responsible for direct control and management of spacecraft, as well as related technical tests. Load experts are mainly responsible for the on orbit operation of space science experiment loads. Selection of pilots in the field of Aerospace Engineering and aerospace engineering.
It home learned that the selection of the third batch of preparatory astronauts was started in May 2018, and it has gone through three stages: primary selection, selective selection and final selection. From about 2500 candidates, 18 qualified astronauts will participate in various missions in the operation phase of the space station after systematic training.
Source: it house editor in charge: Mao Xinsi_ NBJS11624