Chinas third batch of preparatory astronauts selected to participate in the operation of the space station

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 Chinas third batch of preparatory astronauts selected to participate in the operation of the space station


The selection of the third batch of preparatory astronauts was started in May 2018, which 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.

Through the selection of the third batch of preparatory astronauts, Chinas astronaut team system has been constantly improved, which has laid an important foundation for the long-term construction of Chinas astronaut team and the follow-up development of space station project. With the continuous development of Chinas manned space industry, the selection of the following batch of preparatory astronauts will be carried out in due time.