The core module of China's space station in research. [Photo/China Daily]
>Tianhe completes in-orbit tests
China's space station core module Tianhe recently completed its platform function tests and entered orbit to rendezvous and dock with the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft, according to the China Manned Space Agency on Tuesday. The core module, which was sent into orbit on April 29, recently completed platform function tests for rendezvous and docking, astronaut stay and the mechanical arms, as well as in-orbit performance checks for space application project equipment. The agency said the core module's various functions are normal. It is operating in good condition and has entered orbit for rendezvous and docking. It will continue its preparations for rendezvous and docking with the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft.
China's Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft and its carrier rocket - a Long March 7 - were moved to the launch pad on Sunday morning, undergoing final tests before their planned launch in the coming days, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
>One new museum every two days
An average of one new museum was opened every two days across China between 2021 and 2021, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Li Qun said on Tuesday. By the end of 2021, China was home to 5,788 museums that had been registered with authorities, with 1,224 museums at the state level, said Li, also head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, at an event in Beijing marking International Museum Day on Tuesday.
Despite the fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic, museums across the country last year presented more than 29,000 exhibitions and recorded approximately 540 million visits, he said.
International Museum Day was launched in 1977 by the International Council of Museums.
"The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine" was the theme for this year's global celebration.
>Livestreaming service users reach 617M
The number of online livestreaming service users in China reached 617 million in 2021, according to a report on the development of China's livestreaming industry. The number of livestreaming anchor accounts exceeded 130 million by the end of 2021, said the report, released by the livestreaming branch of the China Association of Performing Arts on Tuesday.