Tiangong-1 the chinese lab module which has harboured the chinese astronauts have received their first email from the earth, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) confirmed it.
The e-mail containing photos, text and videos was sent through a special communication channel between the control center and the lab module, a statement from the center said.
The three astronauts becoming the first group of Chinese to enter an orbiter in the space includes country’s first female in space,entered the cabin of the Tiangong-1 on Monday, shortly after a successful automatic docking procedure between the orbiter and the Shenzhou-9 spaceship.
Deng Yibing, chief engineer of the astronaut training center, told Xinhua that the astronauts had been busy checking the facilities and doing experiments over the past day.
The environment inside the orbiter has been quite comfortable, with the temperature at 22 to 23 degrees Celsius and the humidity at 40 percent, Deng said.
Although they experience 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours as the orbiter circles Earth every 90 minutes, astronauts wake up and rest in line with Earth time.
“They got up at 6 a.m. Beijing Time today and will go to bed in the evening,” Deng said.
One will remain on duty while the others sleep, and the three will take turns sleeping, he said.