Sept. 7, 2021 (EIRNS)—The three astronauts on the Tianhe space module made a video call to students gathered at an exhibition on the space station at the Beijing Science and Technology Museum in Beijing. Mission Commander Nie Haisheng encouraged the students to continue to study hard and “look to the stars.” We hope everyone can stay true to their aspirations, be innovative and inquisitive,” he said. “Let’s learn scientific knowledge and sail together into the stars, thus contributing to humanity’s peaceful development and use of space.”
The astronauts suggested three research projects the youth could begin working on: evaluating the effects of the space environment on human life, exploring new designs and configurations for future space stations, and figuring out how to process and package more Chinese delicacies into space food for astronauts. “We hope our teenagers can exercise their creativity and curiosity when tackling these topics.” Nie said. Yang Liwei, China’s first astronaut to venture into space, was also present at the exhibition. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a life-size prototype of the Tianhe core module of the Chinese stations. The event will also feature a team of renowned Chinese space experts and explorers as science communicators, headed by female taikonaut Wang Yaping, who gave the first science lecture from the Tiangong-1 space station in 2013.