09 December 2021
The 1st live class from China's space station was held in the afternoon of 9 December. It was given by Shenzhou 13 crew members Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu to students in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. The class began at 16:40 BJT, with a total of 1,420 students attending the lecture from 5 classrooms across China. The primary classroom was located in the China Science and Technology Museum. Classrooms have also been set up in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province, Hong Kong and Macao. The live stream made a global coverage possible. Wang Yaping showed students on Earth a paper flower unfolding on a film of water and expressed good wishes to the students, encouraged them to pursue their dream and embrace the future.
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