BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — China is preparing to host the Winter Olympics. The three Shenzhou-13 crew members aboard China’s space station will conduct a special lecture on Thursday at 3:40 p.m. (Beijing Time), the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on Monday.
Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping, and Ye Guangfu, the three astronauts, will interact with students on Earth. The China Science and Technology Museum will serve as the major ground classroom. According to the CMSA, classrooms will be built up in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, Hong Kong, and Macao.
The astronauts will identify themselves and show how they live and work aboard the Chinese space station. In the microgravity environment, they will also demonstrate initiatives such as cytological investigations, object motion, and liquid surface tension. They will engage with ground classrooms in real time to impart crewed spaceflight expertise and motivate young people.
On Oct. 16, three Chinese astronauts launched into orbit aboard the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and docked with the country’s space station, beginning the country’s longest-ever crewed mission for space station construction.
Wang Yaping, a Chinese female astronaut, delivered the country’s first space lesson to nearly 60 million kids across China via live video streaming in June 2013, with the help of the other two crew members aboard the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft.
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