Astronauts Visit Ongoing Biotech and Health Exhibition to See Cutting Edge Products
Around seventeen astronauts coming from different countries are in Shenzhen to participate in a series of social events as part of the 27th annual conference of the Association of Space Explorers which will end today. The astronauts were able to visit the ongoing Biotech and Health Industry Exhibition in Futian CBD, then visited some of the scenic spots in the city and shared some of their space travel experiences with students.
These astronauts showed interest in the various fruits and vegetables that are grown from space seeds and the food designed for astronauts at the biotech exhibition and was amazing on the amount of cutting edge biotech products that the event had to offer. Astronauts from the US, Russia shared their experiences with students at the Futian High School and also help the students create their own model rockets.
The astronauts said that they had a hard time adjusting to space life a few days in orbit as they were not used to the low gravity, and when night comes they were rewards with various sights and were able to recognize some of the major cities in the world. To pass time some of the astronauts play musical instruments or read books.
Shenzhen is working closely with the Astronaut Research and Training Center in China and is planning to develop an advance aerospace industry base and innovation center.