Space station kite welcomes astronauts' return

By ZHAO RUIXUE in Jinan| (| Updated : 2022-04-18

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[Video by Cui Yanshuo and Zhao Ruixue/China Daily]

Kite enthusiasts fly a kite shaped the China space station in Weifang, Shandong province, on Sunday to welcome the three crew members of China's Shenzhou XIII mission back to Earth after orbiting for six months.

The kite, which features the Tiangong station as the main body, shows the process of a spacecraft docking with the space station and an astronaut performing a spacewalk.

Building the kite required more that two months and 20 kite makers.