BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
Onboard China’s space station core module, about 400 km above the Earth, taikonauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu extended their Spring Festival greetings in a video released by China Manned Space Agency on New Year’s eve.
They wished the motherland and all Chinese people prosperity.
China will complete the building of its space station in 2022, and in the future, more Chinese people will have New Year celebrations and enjoy the Spring Festival in space.
VIDEO SELFIES FROM MARS
China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 extended festival greetings to the Chinese people with stunning video footage captured by a camera on its orbiter to snap selfies above the red planet on Monday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
The video published by the China National Space Administration offered a view of the sun’s reflection casting on the orbiter, a Chinese national flag shining on the spacecraft and the ice cap on the red planet’s north pole.
COVID-19 VACCINE STUDY
A Chinese study has shown that having a different vaccine as the booster shot can increase the protective effect against the COVID-19 virus.
In the study, adults who had received two doses of the inactivated vaccine CoronaVac in the past three to six months were vaccinated with Convidecia, the adenovirus type-5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine or a third dose of CoronaVac. Enditem