A female Chinese astronaut Thursday said from space that she and her crewmates haven't seen any UFOs during the trip. Female astronaut Wang Yaping, one of the three crew members of Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, greeted about 330 primary and middle school students at a Beijing high school through a live video feed system, about 340 km above the Earth, reported Xinhua. "Through the front windows, we ...
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Wang Yaping, China's second female astronaut, is one of three crew members sent to space last week on the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft. She delivered her lecture from the Tiangong-1 experimental space lab, which China views as a prototype for a full-fledged space station. Wang participated in a question-and-answer session with students in a Beijing school. She also conducted a series of ...
BEIJING -- Astronauts struck floating martial arts poses, twirled gyroscopes and manipulated wobbling globes of water during a lecture Thursday from China's orbiting space station that's part of efforts to popularize the space program among young people. Wang Yaping demonstrated principles of weightlessness and took questions live from among the 330 grade school kids gathered at a ...
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The naming of a new species is often taken to be a significant event in biology, much excitement in the media is devoted to the identification of a new species, but the truth is that it is mundane. Certainly some things are more rare than others (new mammals tick along at a rate far, far below that of new wasps for example) but the event itself is pretty commonplace. By the best estimates, ...
Students at the Cui Gang Middle School in Yangzhou city, Zhejiang province watch a live space lecture on June 20, 2013. Students across China watched the live space lecture, which began at 10 am. The lecture from space was a first in Chinese history. The special lecture was given by a teacher aboard China's space module Tiangong-1 to students on Earth. [Photo by Meng Delong ...
BEIJING, China - China has held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to popularize the successful manned space flight program among young people. Female astronaut Wang Yaping took questions live from among 330 elementary and middle school students at a Beijing high school during the 51-minute class from aboard the Tiangong 1 prototype space station on ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said that Washington and New Delhi share a strong commitment for peace in Afghanistan.
"We are going to talk about our shared interests and enhancing economic integration in the region, our commitment to a secure, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and our support for India's regional leadership. This is a critical, ongoing conversation between the United States and India. Its one that demonstrates our firm belief that a strong India is in America's national interests," said Kerry ahead of his India visit," said Kerry.
"The United States not only welcomes India as a rising power, we fervently support it and that's why President Obama and I support India's inclusion as a permanent member of a reformed and expanded United Nations Security Council," he added.
Kerry said 'today the U.S. and India collaborate closely in almost every field of human endeavour'.
"Together we are tackling shared challenges and making the most of new opportunities, from higher education to clean energy, from counter-terrorism to space science. We are seizing new opportunities to work together and in doing so we are increasing the prosperity and security of both of our people," he added
Kerry, who will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday for the fourth US-India strategic dialogue, said that he looks forward to visiting India in the coming days. ...
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