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Shenzhou 7 astronauts in two-week quarantine


Source: | 10-01-2008 09:26

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

The three Shenzhou 7 astronauts are in quarantine undergoing medical and physical checks after their spacewalk mission. Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng had a brief reunion with their families, and will now remain in special medical facilities inside Beijing's space center for two weeks.

Zhai Zhigang
Zhai Zhigang

The sixty-eight-hour flight was exciting, but also exhausting. A physical checkup reveals all three astronauts are in good condition, but have lost a fair bit of weight.

And China's first ever spacewalker, Zhai Zhigang, saw his weight drop dramatically.

To do something as simple as opening the door of the orbital module takes considerably more strength than you might think.