This Astronaut Was All Alone In Outer Space, But Then He Heard Something Knocking On His Spacecraft

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Image: STR/AFP/Getty Images
Image: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the troubles at the start and the end of the mission, then, things seemed to go rather well, as far as the public was concerned. Indeed, Yang called his wife and told her not to worry about him. Chinese state TV, meanwhile, showed footage of him waving a small Chinese flag alongside the flag of the UN.

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Image: AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Image: AFP/AFP/Getty Images

However, there were some strange things going on in Yang’s space capsule. As you can imagine, when the knocking first started, the astronaut was worried. After all, any unknown phenomenon when you’re that far away from safety is going to be unnerving.

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