Of China Tiangun Space Station still under construction, but astronauts on board are already bringing aspects of Chinese traditions and culture into space.
Astronaut Mission Shenzhou 13 Wang YapingChina’s second woman in space and first aboard the space station on February 15 played a song with guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, aboard the Tianhe space module (the core of Tiangong) to celebrate Lantern Festival, which marks the end of New Year’s celebrations by the moon.
Wang played a snippet of the Chinese folk song “Jasmine Flower” as an introduction to the annual Gala Lantern Festival, which is broadcast by China Media Group.
Meanwhile, crewmates Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu wrote “mysteries” in Chinese calligraphy with a brush.
Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Three Shenzhou 13 astronauts have previously participated in television celebrations celebrate the New Year by the month February 1.
The China National Space Administration organized a series interactive activities with astronauts to highlight the country’s space achievements, boost the country’s pride and young citizens ’interest in science.
https://www.space.com/chinese-astronauts-celebrate-lantern-festival-2022-shenzhou-13 Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping celebrates lantern festival with traditional music from space (video)