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Well, it’s still a bit uncertain, but I will do the consulting, and I’ll see how I can contribute. But I’m sure whatever I do…
Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle flights and resumption of…
I’m Chinese-American, of course, and so it’s very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States…
I think it’s good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it’s good for all of us. It…
I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and…
I hope that China will continue with space exploration. It would be logical to have international co-operation. I hope that it will come about and…
But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight, coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams, and figuring out how…
Tinkering is something we need to know how to do in order to keep something like the space station running. I am a tinkerer by…
There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant.
The most interesting thing was looking out the window and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
One day, people will be able to buy tickets to visit space.
I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it’s important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I…
Coming down under a parachute is quite different as well. You hit the ground pretty hard, but all the systems work very well to keep…
I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and…
Of course, you’ll have to meet the physical and psychological demands. A space walk takes a lot of energy.
One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard…
There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in…
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