6 or 7 astronauts! Inside China’s new manned spacecraft test ship returns to cabin

A new generation of manned spacecraft test ship returned  last month after completing a space flight , and various technical tests are currently under way. Recently, the main station CCTV reporter obtained exclusive authorization, took close visit to the return cabin , return cabin layout is also the first time open to the public.

The return module of the new generation manned spacecraft test ship has stood the high temperature test of nearly 3,000 degrees in the process of returning to Earth, and the new heat-proof material developed by China has played a vital role in the return outer layer.

Can sit 6 or 7 astronauts! Inside China's new manned spacecraft test ship returns to cabin for first public

Station CCTV reporter Li Xia: It is now in a state of completely different from when it first returned to Earth, the middle part of the heat-proof material has been severely abled traces, and the upper and lower parts of the non-sealed cabin heat-proof material has been removed, and it carries a variety of key equipment and components are very good.

The return module of the new generation manned spacecraft has both the functions of manned and cargo-carrying. The right side of the capsule is designed to verify the ship’s cargo capacity, this time carrying nearly a thousand kinds of experimental items, is China’s spacecraft ever carried the largest variety, the largest one.

Can sit 6 or 7 astronauts! Inside China's new manned spacecraft test ship returns to cabin for first public

On the left side of the capsule is the living area for future astronauts, including foldable dining boards and separate toilets. Through post-opening inspection, the interior surface and fixed state of the return module are in good condition, thus achieving the goal of designing the return module partition.

Can sit 6 or 7 astronauts! Inside China's new manned spacecraft test ship returns to cabin for first public

Space Science and Technology Group five new generation manned spacecraft test ship overall assembly deputy director designer Tian Zheng: In the future, the astronaut’s entire work area, excluding the ship designed for cargo verification shelves and packages, the volume inside is about 13 cubic meters so large, a little larger than the space of the previous spacecraft. According to our plan, there can be six or seven astronauts here.