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On 朱海 #Zhuhai, Greater Bay Area, Guangdong Province, China, People’s Republic of China, on the 20th January 2023 Two before Chinese Lunar New Year that was on the 22nd January 2023 celebrating the year of the Rabbit Zhuhai citizens, especially those who are aerospace enthusiasts, are now able to visit Zhuhai Aerospace Land in Jinwan District, which officially opens to the public… at the all New Zhuhai Aerospace Land- Zhuhai Space Center..

All New Zhuhai Aerospace Land- Zhuhai Space Center.. Featuring The 40,000-sq-m (10-acre) Zhuhai Aerospace Land is China’s first super-scale space center that exhibits the latest and eye-catching aerospace, aviation, and national defense products in China, such as a replica of its space station and the Long March rockets…..

Located at the Zhuhai International Air Show Center, Zhuhai Aerospace Land was jointly invested in and built by the Zhuhai Huafa Group and Zhuhai Airshow Co under the umbrella of Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government. It strives to be a science popularization base for youths, giving people a glimpse of future technologies.

It has eight themed exhibition areas, each of which has its own story line. There are intelligent interactive systems around the entire center, so that s can conveniently learn more about aerospace and national defense. The project is located in Zhuhai International Air Show Center, with a total area of ​​42,000 square meters. It combines the sense of the future, the sense of technology and traditional Chinese aesthetics. The exhibits include the latest achievements in the fields of national aerospace, aviation, and national defense. A popular check-in point for the popularization of aerospace culture in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area…

Images and visuals are from their respectives.

The National Museum of China中国国家博物馆; flanks the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The museum’s mission is to educate about the arts and history of China. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China. 16 E Chang’an St, 前门 Dongcheng, China, 100051…. China, People’s Republic of China.

On the week of 20th January 2023 just before the Chinese Lunar New Year eve of the Year of the Rabbit The hall of the National Museum has recently exhibited a lot of aerospace exhibits. In addition to the Chang Zheng Long March 10 and the Sky Survey Telescope, there are also models of the Chinese space station assembly, the return capsule of the Shenzhou spacecraft and the actual parachute, the escape tower of the Chang-2 F, the Chang-2 F/Chang 7/Chang 5 B model, YF-20/100/77 engine, etc. These exhibits may not be permanent. Friends who are interested in Beijing or other places must seize the opportunity!

The China Space Station Sky Survey Space Telescope (CSST) model exhibited by the National Museum is quite high-precision, and its overall structural layout is clear at a glance. It is mainly composed of two parts: the optical cabin and the service cabin. The overall outer diameter is about 4.2 meters, and the diameter of the main mirror is about 2 meters. .
In terms of the external structure of the cabin, it can be seen that there are a pair of solar wings on both sides of the service cabin, 5 control moment gyroscopes, a relay communication antenna, a mechanical arm docking port on the top, and a space station docking port and related equipment for rendezvous and docking at the rear; the optical cabin It is covered with handles for astronauts to go out of the cabin, and 4 star sensors.

In addition, CSST has a total of 3 types of 48 attitude control engines installed, including 16 forward 150N, reverse 4 150N, rotation 12 10N, pitch 8 25N, yaw 8 25N, visual judgment is not guaranteed to be completely correct

Images and visuals are of their Respectives – Photographed by 深蓝之日DBS

On the week of coming on the 22nd January 2023 CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration  the crew of the Shenzhou 15 of the Tiangong-China Space Station celebrating the Festive Chinese Lunar New Year in writing New Year good luck blessings in Chinese Traditional Couplets in Traditional Chinese calligraphy wondering what the crew of the Shenzhou 15….?

Spring Festival Evening Blessings on a spring festival gala of year of the rabbit in wishing… , I wish you good luck in 2023 ….The Chinese New Year is approaching, and the crew of Shenzhou 15 will spend the Chinese New Year in space. Takionaut Zhang Lu wrote the word “Fu” by hand, and presented a pair of Spring Festival couplets to the folks. This “blessing” from space

Watching the New Year’s Fireworks with You The earth under the sunshine, exudes holy beauty, let the Chinese space station show you that the mountains and rivers are safe, and send you an invitation for 2023: the old one A page is quietly turned, the year of the lucky rabbit, China’s manned spaceflight will go to the mountains and seas with you.

Images and visuals are from their Respectives CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration

Cathay Pacific國泰航空公司the world’s leading airliner …..In during  the year of the Rat the Chinese Zodiac During the year  2020, when Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary, got closed down because of the covid-19 pandemic, Cathay Pacific took up Cathay Dragon’s 16 Airbus 321neo orders and most of her route in which previously DragonAir towards Cathay Dragon.. During that year the All new Airbus A321neo’s have been revamped to the Cathay Pacific’s livery colours innovationally with introducing enhanced measures across every stage of the journey – from check-in to the cabin – so you can take off with confidence… in which introducing its brand new Airbus A321Neo or the A32Q in reimagination of the world’s most enjoyable short haul experience.. Featuring all new enhance comfort and privacy..  With introduction of the World’s leading 4K Ultra HD monitors and Content integrating that multipurpose entertainment systems is Bluetooth audio streaming..  As for more storage spacing increasing sixty percent more storage space…  As for green engines with twenty two percent less carbon emissions per seat…  In providing the thrill of travel heightens the moment you set foot on a plane. Our new Airbus A321neo aircraft redefines air travel, providing passengers with the world’s most enjoyable short-haul experience. Watch the video and discover how we make it happen. Get set for take-off…..

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This is Ken and thank you for watching my Flight Review. Cathay Pacific, same as Singapore Airline, has always been a wide-body jet-only carrier for the past several decades. In 2020, when Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary, got closed down because of the covid-19 pandemic, Cathay Pacific took up Cathay Dragon’s 16 Airbus 321neo orders and most of her routes.

In today’s flight review, we would be savoring the 2-hour air travel experience onboard Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus 321neo from Hong Kong to Bangkok in Business Class, unveiling the Hong Kong Flag carrier’s latest regional Business Class product.

1. You’ll be flying in a new, improved plane

The A321neos are the most modern aircraft in the Airbus A320 family. This narrow-body, two-class aircraft sets new standards in comfort and technology, making regional travel as good as it gets. Six new planes will be joining Cathay Pacific’s fleet this year – and there are another 10 in the pipeline. More space, enhanced comfort, extraordinary entertainment features and an eco-friendly design: the new A321neo offers the best short-haul experience in the world – and it’s also kinder to the environment. Here are 8 reasons why you’ll love your next flight.

2. They’re environmentally efficient

Our new A321neos are some of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the sky, thanks to their CFM International LEAP-1A engines and their fuel-saving Sharklet wingtips (emblazoned, of course, with the iconic Cathay Pacific brushwing design). These features translate to a 22 per cent lower fuel burn per seat – or 5,000 tonnes less CO2 per year – as well as a 50 per cent reduction in noise for both passengers and at airports…

Improved efficiency

Thanks to their elegant winglets and advanced LEAP engines, our Airbus A321neo aircraft are more efficient than ever, delivering a 22 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per seat and a 55 per cent reduction in NOx emissions when compared to the previous A321.

They’re quieter too, creating almost 15 per cent less noise than existing aircraft. This means a more comfortable experience for you – and makes us a better neighbour, in the skies and on the ground.

3. You’ll fly in true comfort

Custom seats are designed to deliver the perfect short-haul experience. In Business, passengers can lounge in cutting-edge recliner seats, with new hard-shell designs and divider screens which offer maximum privacy. Meanwhile, Economy seats feature a generous recline, comfortable seat cushions and new adjustable headrests.

Stretch out at your leisure in the A321neo’s Business cabin. Our cocoon-like recliner seats feature divider screens for maximum privacy. Don our noise-cancelling headphones to browse our extensive media library on a 4K ultra-high-definition 15.6-inch screen.

In the Economy cabin, recline comfortably and enjoy our new adjustable headrests as you take in the latest blockbusters on our 11.6-inch 4K personal TV screen. Personal devices can be charged on easily accessible USB-A and USB-C points. We’ve also added an additional lavatory to the cabin to cut back on those pre-landing queues.

New LED lighting throughout the cabins sets the mood for a calm, laid-back flight.

World’s leading inflight entertainment

We are the first airline in the world to offer 4K ultra-high-definition inflight entertainment screens, featuring 4K on demand and Bluetooth audio streaming across all cabins in our Airbus A321neo. Use your own personal headphones, sit back and watch the latest Hollywood hits, binge full box sets and access the largest collection of Chinese films and subtitles in the skies.

With a refreshed library of games and high-speed Wi-Fi on board, you’ll stay entertained your whole flight.

Headphones pictured are for reference only; please bring your own Bluetooth device to enjoy our new pairing capability.

4. You’ll be able to watch 4K in the skies

Cathay Pacific is the first airline to bring 4K ultra-high-definition screens to every seat on the plane: a large 11.6 inches in Economy, and a mighty 15.6 inches in Business. But that would mean nothing without its vast entertainment library, which is one of the largest in the skies. This includes the largest collection of Chinese movies and subtitles on any airline, plus full box sets, documentaries, music, podcasts, guided meditations and more.

Phenomenal movies, TV and more

Cathay Pacific’s A321neos are the first aircraft to offer a 4K Ultra HD experience throughout the aircraft. ‘A 4K screen is amazing if you buy one for your home,’ says Tremblay-Simard. ‘But 4K on an aircraft means you are so close to the screen that you can’t help but really notice the difference.’

As for what’s on – ‘It’s one thing having the screen, but you have to have the content to go with it,’ says Simon Cuthbert, Cathay Pacific’s Customer Experience Manager – Entertainment, Platforms and Connectivity. ‘We offer one of the largest entertainment libraries in the sky, and there’s more and more 4K content on the way.’

Expect the same-sized library you would expect to find on the Cathay Pacific long-haul fleet, with the latest Hollywood blockbusters, the largest collection of Chinese movies and subtitles in the skies, plus TV box sets, content to help you relax from Calm, and music playlists and podcasts.

‘Watching a 4K movie inflight has to be seen to be believed,’ adds Cuthbert. ‘On the A321neo, your flight won’t feel long enough.’

5. Get plugged in – and go hands free

Cathay Pacific is the first airline to offer full Bluetooth audio connectivity* for passenger devices. Each seat also features both USB-A and USB-C to easily charge your devices, while Business seats also boast power outlets and noise-cancelling headphones.

The A321neos are also fitted with antennae to receive state-of-the-art satellite-based broadband – meaning you’ll get high-speed Wi-Fi connection* to browse and shop online.

7. You can fly with confidence

The brand new A321neos feature an improved ventilation system and rigorous cleaning and disinfecting measures. And with our Cathay Care commitment to your wellbeing, you can fly with the knowledge that we’ve enhanced our hygiene measures at every stage of your journey.

Spacious storage

Space-conscious design ensure there’s more room for your travel essentials. Extra-large overhead bins can fit eight carry-on bags comfortably – 60 per cent more than before – so you’ll always have room to stow your belongings.

There’s also a wealth of thoughtful personal storage options. Both Business and Economy Class seats feature seat cup and bottle holders, as well as integrated stands for tablets and personal devices.

Considered cabins

There’s a sense of space across the cabins, accentuated by warm mood lighting, while closer examination reveals considered details at every seat to make flying a pleasure.

Take the baggage bins. Not the most exciting part of the aircraft experience, yet often the cause of anxiety at boarding – will there be enough space for your bag? Yes, is the short answer: the new Airbus XL bin provides more space for carry-on bags – in fact, 60 per cent more compared to the current A321. ‘This is an optional feature on the A321neo – you won’t find it on every airline,’ says Laurent Tremblay-Simard, Customer Experience Manager Inflight Premium Cabins for Cathay Pacific. ‘It’s a big change customers will notice straight away.’

A better Business

The small, select Business cabin offers 12 seats in a 2×2 formation. The seats are perfectly formed; they offer width, comfort and an electronically controlled recline with leg support. Best of all, ‘our aircraft has the best privacy level of any other regional business product,’ says Tremblay-Simard. That’s thanks to a sliding screen between seats – and as the seats are mounted in a shell, reclining increases privacy further without encroaching on the seat behind.

There are multiple stowage options, with cup, bottle and digital tablet holders, while the star feature is a 15.6-inch 4K HD screen, up from a standard HD 12-inch screen. To charge your own devices, each seat offers an AC power outlet, plus USB-A and USB-C sockets. You’ll receive complimentary noise-cancelling headphones – and in a first, you’ll be able to connect your own Bluetooth earphones as well, progressively introduced across the planes.

Extraordinary Economy

There’s a real long-haul feel in the Economy cabin. Eyes are drawn straight away to the familiar-looking seats arranged in a 3×3 alignment. These are the same seats that are found on Cathay Pacific’s widebody A350-1000, with a few tweaks for their role.

‘As this is a single-aisle aircraft, the seats have been optimized for regional travel,’ says Tremblay-Simard. The optimisation sees the finessing of seat cushions to get the balance between comfort and legroom for flights of up to six hours. The headrest is a simplified version of those found on the A350-1000, while still offering the popular neck-support feature. Seats are a comfortable 18-inch width, while pitch – the space between seats – is 29-30 inches.

Charge your device via USB-A or USB-C outlets, and store them on the seatback cup and tablet holder that can be used without opening out the tray table. That frees up more space to relax and enjoy the clarity and detail of a movie on the 11.6-inch 4K ultra HD screen, upgraded from the 9-inch HD screens of previous aircraft. And just like in Business, you’ll be able to link up your own earphones via Bluetooth, a feature being progressively introduced across the planes.

Top-flight connectivity

Phrases like state-of-the-art can be overused, but in this case it stands up. Cathay Pacific’s A321neos are packed with the latest technical goodies that you would expect to find on a long-haul aircraft.

‘We rolled out connectivity on most of the Cathay Pacific widebody aircraft, and it was important for us to bring that experience on to the A321neos,’ says Tremblay-Simard. All the aircraft are Wi-Fi connected with the latest Gogo 2Ku satellite-based broadband inflight connectivity, the same found on the Boeing 777 fleet. And because this aircraft is flying regionally, strong consistent satellite coverage means it’s easy to check emails, browse, post and shop online.

8. You’ll be able to explore all of Asia

The A321neos have a range of 7,400km – meaning that the whole of Asia is open to them. Stay tuned for a full destination list, coming soon.

Hygiene at every step

Our brand-new A321neo aircraft features high-tech HEPA ventilation technology to ensure the highest air quality possible. We employ vigorous disinfection and cleaning measures to ensure our cabins are thoroughly sanitised ahead of every journey.

Keeping our cabins clean and safe is a core part of our commitment to protecting your wellbeing.

Images and visuals are of Cathay pacific Airways..

CNSA China National Space AdmistratonCMS China Manned Space Shenzhou ten and thirteen Senior Colonel Takionaut王亞平Wang Yaping on 22nd  January 2023 Senior Colonel Takionaut Wang Yaping made a special trip for the New Year to invite young people from Hong Kong, Macao SAR and Taiwan Province China, People’s Republic of China to go to the stars and the sea

Takionaut Wang Yaping released a short video, inviting young friends from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan province to go to the stars and the sea hand in hand. In the short video, she said that in the New Year, I wish the motherland prosperity and prosperity, and wish the young friends to develop their ambitions, unite and forge ahead in the new era and new journey, and contribute their youth and strength to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. “Let us go to the sea of stars hand in hand!”

 Space Teacher Takionaut Wang Yaping has carried out the missions of Shenzhou 10 and Shenzhou 13. She is the first female Taikonaut in China to perform extravehicular activities and the second female astronaut in China to enter space. She has accumulated a total of 197 days in orbit.

Come and check out the Chinese New Year blessings for the Year of the Rabbit from Wang Yaping, a Takionaut and space teacher! As my country’s first female astronaut stationed in the Chinese space station and the astronaut with the longest flight time in orbit so far, Wang Yaping has “space lectures” three times, gaining many young fans. As she bid farewell to the old and ushered in the new, she wished all young friends to make great achievements in the new era and new journey, and contribute their youth and strength to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. She also looks forward to joining hands with young people to go to the stars and the sea…..

Images and visuals are from their respectives- CNSA –China National Space Administration respectives

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