Beihang Professor Liu Hong was named to the “Top 10 Female Personnel of 2018” list released by China Women’s News on January 1, 2019.
Professor Liu Hong is the chief designer of Lunar Palace 1. On May 15th, 2018, the Lunar Palace 365 Experiment which lasted for 370 days achieved complete success with four volunteers walking out of the lab at Beihang University on May 15th, 2018, setting a new world record for the longest bioregenerative life support system experiment with highest degree of closure. The experiment is of great significance to the long-term survival of human beings on the moon or other extraterrestrial bodies. It realizes the long-term stable circulation of the human-animal-plant-microorganism ecosystem with high closure degree and biological diversity, while maintaining the physical and mental health of human beings. In this experiment, eight volunteers were divided into two groups and three shifts: Group 1 was on duty for the first shift of 60 days; Group 2 then stayed in the lab for 200 days, which has broken the previous world record of 180 days in a similar closed ecosystem set by Russia in the early 1970s; Group 1 at last was on the duty for the third shift accounting for 110 days.
Reported and edited by Wang Qing
Translated by Lyu Xingyun