EIN News: Chinese Teacher Conducts Class from Space Lab

Jun 13, 2013, 16:36 ET from EIN News

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attention, class. Our lesson today is about the physics of weightlessness. Your classroom will be a space capsule. Your teacher, Wang Yaping, will conduct class while floating in zero-gravity.

That's the lesson plan for Chinese elementary and middle school students over the next few days. Wang, a 33-year-old teacher, is a member of the three-person space crew that docked with China's orbiting space lab Thursday. She's scheduled to teach classes during the crew's 12-day stay. Other astronauts will perform manual docking exercises and conduct scientific experiments.

The latest Chinese manned space flight is the fifth such mission during the past decade, as China scrambles to catch up with Russian and U.S. space programs.

The Shenzhou 10 space vehicle was launched from China's Gobi desert space center. Observers believe China is planning to mount a manned mission to the moon in coming decades.

EIN News, a leading media monitoring company, provides in-depth news about space and satellite developments via many news sections, including:

Chinese Space Program News -- http://tech.einnews.com/news/chinese-space-program

NASA News -- http://nasa.einnews.com/

Satellites News Today -- http://satellites.einnews.com/

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