Since last years space day, China has made a steady progress on the road of developing space industry and building a space power. It has completed 25 spaceflight launches and sent 53 satellites into space. A few days ago, in Chinas manned spaceflight celebrating the third China space day theme activities, Yang Liwei, the director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, announced that the third batch of preparatory astronaut selection was officially launched. It is worth mentioning that the selection of engineers in the category of astronauts for the first time. Yang Liwei: engineer selected for astronauts selection for the first time We are Chinese astronauts. We look forward to your joining. Lets explore deeper space together. This is the third batch of astronauts selected by the Chinese astronaut center. In the short 3 minute video, the Chinese astronauts who have successfully completed the 6 manned space flight missions have made a full appearance, and in the end make an invitation to appeal to the young friends who are determined to join the space career of the motherland to join the crew of the astronauts. Yang Liwei, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, revealed that the third batch of Chinas preparatory astronaut selection has been officially launched recently. Yang Liwei, in an interview with the central and Guangzhou reporters, said, from the category, we do not only want to recruit drivers, recruit engineers, but also our scientists this year. Plans to select 17 to 18 people, is expected to launch more missions in the future. Yang Liwei revealed that the category of astronauts included astronaut drivers, including aerospace engineers and load experts; selection range, selected from active air force pilots, and selected from aerospace engineering technology and scientific research personnel, such as related industry departments, scientific research institutes and universities, and so on; It also selects male astronauts and selects female astronauts. In this regard, Huang Weifen, deputy general designer of the Chinese astronaut center, explained that after the Shenzhou eleven manned space mission, Chinas manned space project entered the space station, which put forward higher requirements for the comprehensive quality and ability of the astronauts, such as body and mind. Huang Weifen said: the space station needs a long stay of astronauts on orbit, at the same time, it is necessary to carry out the normalization of the cabin activities, to complete a large number of work on orbit assembly, maintenance and maintenance, at the same time, the astronauts also carry out a large number of various space scientific experiments and experimental tasks. The third batch of preparatory astronauts will increase in addition to wider selection and more categories. It is understood that the third batch of preparatory astronauts selected 17-18 people. After completing the training, they will take part in the space stations mission. Yang Liwei said this is to meet the demand for more launch tasks: in the future we will have more launches, so what needs it to bring, the astronauts demand will be large and the number of people, so our next selection of astronauts may be more than the number of our first second batches of astronauts. . A complete and strict standard for the selection of astronauts According to the plan, the Chinese space station will be built around 2022. The third step of manned spaceflight project in China, the space station project has been carried out in an all-round way, and the research and construction work is steadily advancing. This year is the key year for the third step. In order to meet the huge challenge of space station, astronauts have fully carried out the space station mission training. Huang Weifen introduced: the most important is to strengthen the space station related to the space station related to the professional technology, medicine and other aspects of the theoretical learning and operation skills training, including space station technology, manipulator operation, cabin activities and so on. Apart from professional learning, astronauts physical strength and strength training has also been expanded and strengthened. Huang Weifen told reporters that underwater and desert will become the training ground for the preparatory astronauts: we are preparing for the pre diving training for underwater training, and we are going to have an emergency evacuation training in the desert field and the escape passage to further improve the life and life of the astronauts. Ability to survive is also to temper their will and improve their overall quality. In 1998 and 2010, China has selected two batches of 21 astronauts from the excellent pilots of the air force. In 20 years, they successfully completed 6 manned spaceflight missions. Huang Weifen told reporters that the selection of the third batch of preparatory astronauts has a complete set of complete and strict standards: we have completed several kinds of documents including the standards, methods and procedures of the selection of Astronautics, space flight engineers and load experts for a few years, and the various types of instruments involved in the selection. At the same time, the equipment is also prepared. At the same time, more than 100 personnel who have participated in the selection have also carried out corresponding training work, and the selection work is steadily advancing. Source: CNG Web Editor: Cao Yi _NN5778 Apart from professional learning, astronauts physical strength and strength training has also been expanded and strengthened. Huang Weifen told reporters that underwater and desert will become the training ground for the preparatory astronauts: we are preparing for the pre diving training for underwater training, and we are going to have an emergency evacuation training in the desert field and the escape passage to further improve the life and life of the astronauts. Ability to survive is also to temper their will and improve their overall quality.