12 February 2024
The Shenzhou-17 crew, who are on duty in outer space, celebrated their first Spring Festival in space by decorating the Tiangong space station. They couldn't return home for the Spring Festival, but they hosted their own New Year's party in orbit.
They adorned the space station with traditional decorations, extending New Year wishes to Earth. “We wish you all good luck in the coming year, and wish our great motherland prosperity, and our people living in peace and harmony,” said one of Chinese astronauts.
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