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Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping celebrates lantern festival with traditional music from space (video)

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.

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Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping performs the traditional folk song “Jasmine Flower” in Guzhen as part of the Lantern Festival on the Tianhe module of the Tiangun Space Station during the “Shenzhou-13” mission on February 15, 2022. (Image credit: CCTV / CMSE)

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.



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