Space Day of China celebrations open in Nanjing
By

Global Times reporter tracking China's space programs and cutting-edge science and technology projects.

Deng Xiaoci
, Published: 2021/4/24 14:05:09
Photo shows China's first lunar sample at the opening ceremony on the Space Day of China on April 24, 2021. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
Editor's Note:
The opening ceremony of Space Day of China was held in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province, on April 24, 2021. Envoys from countries including Russia, Pakistan and Australia were present at the opening ceremony.
China's first Mars rover for the Tianwen-1 mission was named after Zhurong, the fire god in ancient Chinese mythology, to echo the Chinese name of the red planet, Huoxing, meaning fire planet.

The opening ceremony of Space Day of China is held in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province, on April 24, 2021. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
Photo shows China's first lunar sample at the opening ceremony on the Space Day of China on April 24, 2021. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
The opening ceremony of Space Day of China is held in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province, on April 24, 2021. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
Envoys from countries including Russia, Pakistan and Australia are present at the opening ceremony of Space Day of China on April 24, 2021 in Nanjing. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
Photo shows the Chang'e-5 return capsule and parachutes at the opening ceremony on the Space Day of China on April 24, 2021. Photo: Deng Xiaoci/GT
blog comments powered by Disqus