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Chinese astronauts conduct secretive spacewalk
Posted: Sun, Mar 5, 2023, 11:20 AM ET (1620 GMT)
Chinese astronauts performed a second spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station this week that was announced only after it took place. China's human spaceflight agency CMSA announced March 2 that Shenzhou-15 mission astronauts Fei Junlong and Zhang Lu had "recently" carried out a spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station. The report didn't disclose what the astronauts did on the spacewalk or even the day it occurred. Rumors on Chinese social media had suggested an EVA was taking place Tuesday. It was unclear why Chinese officials did not release more information about the spacewalk, but it adds to growing Western concerns about a lack of transparency about Chinese space activities in general.
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