BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
China’s Shenzhou-14 manned spaceship separated from the space station combination on Sunday, and the astronauts onboard, Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe, will soon start their journey home, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY IN QATAR
During the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, fresh vegetables have been served on the tables for players and fans from all over the world, with the help of China’s technology to grow vegetables in the desert.
Since the end of 2019, the Institute of Urban Agriculture (IUA) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) has been providing advanced planting techniques to local agricultural companies in Qatar.
Moreover, IUA has helped improve the pattern of vegetable production in Qatar through the combination of hydroponics and solid active fiber soil technique, or the Leitu technique. “The latter replaces soil with an ecological material mainly made from straw, cotton stalks, and other agricultural and forestry wastes,” said Qi, the founder of the Leitu technique.
CHINA’S MOON LANDING PROJECT
China has made breakthroughs in the development of the new-generation crewed spaceship, new-generation manned carrier rocket, moon lander, and moon landing spacesuit, stepping closer to its moon landing goal, according to the China Manned Space Agency on Monday.
China has completed key technology research and validation of the manned lunar exploration project, forming a moon landing implementation plan with “Chinese characteristics,” said Ji Qiming, an assistant to the agency’s director, at a press conference ahead of the launch of the Shenzhou-15 manned space mission.
“China’s footsteps in space exploration will not stay only in the low-Earth orbit, and we will surely fly further,” Ji replied to the question of when China will land on the moon. Enditem