Crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission are scheduled to give a space-based lecture on Thursday afternoon from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the world, the China Manned Space Agency said on Monday.
It said the three astronauts- Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu-will open the first lecture of the Tiangong Class, or Heavenly Palace Class, at 3:40 pm Thursday, which will be broadcast live to audiences around the globe.
Thursday's event will be the second time Wang has engaged in a space lecture. During the Shenzhou X mission in June 2013, she carried out the nation's first space-based lecture inside an experimental space station module to more than 60 million Chinese students.
They will show viewers how they live and work inside the space station and will then carry out experiments to display interesting physical phenomena in space such as "disappearing buoyancy" and a "water ball". They will also answer viewers' questions at the end of the livestreamed event, the agency said.
The activity is intended to spread knowledge about manned spaceflights and spark enthusiasm for science among young people. The astronauts "sincerely invite young viewers to conduct similar experiments along with them to observe the physical disparities between space and land environments to experience the fun of exploration", the agency said.
Groups of invited students in Beijing, Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Wenchuan in Sichuan province, and Hong Kong and Macao will take part in video chats during the lecture, it said.
综合来源：央视新闻客户端 China Daily