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On the Rustic half diameter planet size Red planet Mars  on Hong Kong SAR- Beijing  Earth Friday  time On June 11th  2021 , at the unveiling ceremony of the first batch of scientific image maps of the Tianwen-1 rover landing on Mars in Beijing, the panoramic view of the landing site, the topography of Mars, the “Chinese imprint” and the image taken by the “Zhurong” rover were announced. “Photographs with the tour” and other image maps. The release of the first batch of scientific image maps marked the complete success of my country’s first Mars exploration mission.

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Tianzhong Festival, was originally a festival originated  by ancient ancestors to worship the dragon ancestors, pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits. In the midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, the Canglong Qi Su soared in the middle of the sky in the south, and was in the most “center” position in the whole year, that is, as the line of the fifth line of “The Book of Changes•Qian Gua”: “Flying Dragon is in the Sky”. The Dragon Boat Festival is due to legend that Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu State during the Warring States Period, committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on May 5. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan. The fragrance of dumplings and dragon boats became one of the four traditional festivals in China.

The two most primitive beliefs of the Chinese people: one is belief in heaven and earth, and the other is belief in ancestors. Most of the ancient festivals were formed when the ancients chose auspicious days to make sacrifices to thank the gods and ancestors. The early festival culture reflected the humanistic spirit of the ancients such as natural worship and consolidating the roots. Sacrificial activities contain profound cultural connotations of respectful virtue, ritual and music civilization. The word “Dragon Boat Festival” first appeared in “Feng Tu Ji” of the Jin Dynasty. The original meaning of the word “duan” is “zheng”, and “wu” is “zhong”. “Dragon Boat Festival”, “Zhengzhong” also. The ancients used the heavenly stems and earthly branches to record the years, the heavenly stems carried the way of the sky, and the earth supported the way of carrying the earth. The heavenly stems and the earth’s branches were set up to coordinate the luck of the heavens and the earth. On the midsummer noon day, the Canglong Seven Suspension is in the middle of the south of the sky, which is the most “centered” position for daily operations throughout the year, and it is a sign of good fortune.

Qu Yuan was not an emperor or a general, but a poet. Few people can understand his poems, but for more than two thousand years, Chinese children have expressed their memory of him on the Dragon Boat Festival. This is not only in China, but there is no second example in the history of the world. Different from the “The Great Avenue is in my heart” of the philosophers, what Qu Yuan wants to present is the interaction between heaven and man. At the same time, he feels that he has many doubts that he can’t answer, “Sun and the moon, Lie Xing, Chen?”, “圜 is nine layers, who is the camp?”. More than two thousand years ago, Qu Yuan issued more than 170 questions, asking about the circulation of stars, studying the Taoist school of heaven and earth, exploring the evolution of all things, and seeking the principles of the world. Although he could not fully understand, Qu Yuan also expressed his attitude: “The road is long and long, and I will search up and down”, “I am more than good at heart, even if I die nine times, I still have no regrets.” This is China The simple expression of the ancients exploring the unknown and pursuing the truth.

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival has added a different kind of feelings. The name of China’s first Mars exploration mission, Tianwen-1, is derived from Qu Yuan’s long poem “Tianwen”. This year, China’s first Mars exploration mission was a complete success, and Tianwen-1 left a Chinese mark on the surface of Mars for the first time. The mission of the Chinese astronauts is to turn romantic myths into materialized reality, and to provide scientific answers to the millennial doubts. Tianwen-1’s journey to Mars will also be a question and answer to the ancients of China over a thousand years of time and space.

In addition, the commemoration of Qu Yuan also reflects the feelings of family and country and national characteristics in traditional Chinese culture. As we all know, the main civilization of the Chinese originated from the farming civilization, and the Chinese solar terms are mostly related to the farming time. Farming civilization is different from nomadic civilization and marine civilization. For nomadic civilization, horseback is home, tent is home, living by water and grass, and migrating with the seasons. Ocean civilization is always looking forward to the other shore, and where the other shore is may never be known, or it may never come back. China’s farming civilization advocates “intensive farming”, spring ploughing and autumn harvesting, which are stable and peaceful. Looking back at China’s aerospace industry from the perspective of civilization and history, it can be said that China’s aerospace industry is deeply rooted in the development sequence of the Chinese nation’s civilization and serves the sustainable progress of human civilization and the well-being of people’s lives. The development of China’s aerospace industry is shouldered The development of the mission is the development of open cooperation and the development of peace and win-win. It will also make more and greater contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Tianwen No.1 carries Zhurong No.1, I wish you all a good Dragon Boat Festival, Happiness goes well..

Images and visuals are from Weibo of CNSA – China National Space Administration – CLEP –China Lunar Exploration Program

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