written by andrew jones, on march 8th, 2022

who: wang yaping, china’s first woman on space station
what: beams a message to earth
how: by video
when: march 8, 2022
where: from china’s space station
why: to celebrate international women’s day

interesting fact: “dear fellow women, hello, I’m chinese astronaut wang yaping. i’m currently carrying out a six-month mission in the china space station,” wang said in the video message from aboard the orbiting tiangong space station module tianhe. i wish all my fellow women around the world a very happy international women’s day! “i would like to take this opportunity to thank every woman for their selfless devotion,” wang added. “i also wish that every woman out there can reach for the brightest stars in life and pursue the career we love”

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