Today we’re going to be talking about China’s first taikonaut Yang Liwei recalling his first trip to space.
In a new interview, Yang revealed that he experienced extreme vibrations between 30 and 40km above the ground.
"I thought I was going to die," Yang said. At the time, sitting in the seat of his cramped Shenzhou spacecraft, he recalled telling himself, "Hold on! Just hold on for a bit longer."
The low, thrumming vibrations lasted for 26 seconds before the rocket finally calmed down. The rest of the flight proceeded more nominally.