Press Releases in Hong Kong

HK students get New Year greetings from taikonauts

Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong space station hold a real-time video dialogue with Hong Kong students at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Astronauts in China's orbiting space station Tiangong spoke with students at the University of Hong Kong on Saturday afternoon.

Shenzhou XIII spacecraft crew members Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu talked about their lives in orbit and gave their New Year greetings to the students.

China launched Shenzhou-13 on Oct 16. The crew entered the space station and will stay in orbit for six months during the country's longest-ever crewed mission.

Students cheer during a real-time video dialogue with Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022.(EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

In a real-time video chat, the astronauts in the Tiangong space station answered questions from students at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

A student asks a question for Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong space station during a real-time video dialogue at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Students pose for a photo before a real-time video dialogue with Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong space station at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

A student asks a question for Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong space station during a real-time video dialogue with Hong Kong youths at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Shenzhou XIII crew members on board the Tiangong space station hold a real-time video dialogue with Hong Kong students at the University of Hong Kong on Jan 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)