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China unveils underwater astronaut training suit

Updated: Apr 20,2018 9:42 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A domestically designed underwater training suit for China’s astronauts was shown to the press in Beijing on April 20.

The Astronaut Center of China (ACC) unveiled the suit during a summit on aerospace medical engineering. The ACC has been working on the suit since 2014.

The suit is used underwater in simulated weightlessness as part of extra-vehicular training.

China plans to start assembling its space station in space in 2020. It is scheduled to become fully operational around 2022.