Arab Today, arab today china astronaut teaches lesson from space
Last Updated : GMT 22:52:01
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

China astronaut teaches lesson from space

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China astronaut teaches lesson from space

Beijing - AFP

A Chinese astronaut orbiting more than 300 kilometres (186 miles) above the Earth\'s surface delivered a video class to children across the country on Thursday, state television showed in a live broadcast. Wearing a blue space suit, Wang Yaping, the second Chinese woman in space, demonstrated how a variety of objects -- from a bubble of water to a spinning toy -- behave in zero gravity. Wang\'s class -- delivered from China\'s orbiting space module Tiangong-1 -- was shown in classrooms across China, state broadcaster CCTV said. The astronaut smiled as she pushed a fellow astronaut into the wall of the module with the merest touch of her finger, and went on to gulp down a drop of water as it floated in mid air. Using a live video link, Wang fired questions at students who gathered at a school in Beijing to watch the lesson on a giant screen. More than 60 million students and teachers were expected to watch the class, the state-run China Daily said. \"In space... how can we tell if we have become thinner or fatter?\" she asked students, with a red Chinese flag visible behind her. \"We can use electric scales,\" one eager young boy replied, dressed in a white shirt and the red scarf of the young pioneers, a youth organisation run by China\'s ruling Communist Party. \"I really envy you for being able to teach us a lesson while floating in space,\" a female student said.\"Have you seen any space junk?\" another student asked Wang, before she replied: \"We haven\'t seen any, but it does exist.\" The lesson covered topics in physics including Isaac Newton\'s second law of motion, and the surface tension of water. China launched three astronauts into space on board the Shenzhou-10 craft last week. The craft later docked with the Tiangong-1 in a test intended to prepare China to build its own permanent space station. The astronauts on board went to space with specially prepared bags of lemon tea, and work out on exercise bikes, a video shown before the lesson revealed. China first sent a human into space only in 2003 and its capabilities still lag behind the US and Russia. But its programme is highly ambitious and includes plans to build a station orbiting Earth by 2020, and land a man on the moon. Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar space programme as a symbol of its rising global stature, growing technical expertise, and the Communist Party\'s success in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation. The project is heavily promoted to the domestic audience, and state broadcaster CCTV ran the lesson in full on its premier channel.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china astronaut teaches lesson from space Arab Today, arab today china astronaut teaches lesson from space

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Turkey says ends its military operation

GMT 07:53 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Turkey says ends its military operation
Arab Today, arab today Wadih al-Azzazi calls for activating news coverage

GMT 19:29 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Wadih al-Azzazi calls for activating news coverage
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today 'Underwater wasteland' worries

GMT 10:32 2017 Thursday ,30 March

'Underwater wasteland' worries
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China

GMT 09:16 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Singer Rowida Attiya will issue a new song

GMT 07:38 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Singer Rowida Attiya will issue a new song
Arab Today, arab today Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 08:39 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 07:50 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Breaking trans barriers one barbell

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday