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Prof. Liu Hong Wins National Labor Metal for Women

Release time:March 4, 2019 / Lu Baihui

On Feb. 26th, the National Advanced Collective & Individual Commendation Congress for Female Workers was held in Beijing. A total of ten people won the award of National Labor Metal for Women, including Liu Hong, Professor of School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, who is a chief scientist and chief designer of Lunar Palace 1. Prof. Liu was invited to be the keynote speaker in the Great Hall of the People.

On May 15th, 2018, the Lunar Palace 365 Experiment which lasted for 370 days achieved complete success as four volunteers walked out of the lab at Beihang University, setting a new world record as 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. The experiment began on May10th, 2017 and 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 of 110 days.

In order to thoroughly study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on the collective conversation with the members of the new leadership of the Communist Party and the spirit of the 17th National Congress of All-China Federation of Trade Unions, further carry forward the spirit of model workers, labor and craftsmanship, give full play to the exemplary and leading effect of advanced female workers, and constantly enhance the sense of pride and mission, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions will honor a group of advanced female workers and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic construction and social development on the eve of International Working Women's Day in 2019.


Reported by Wang Qing

Reviewed by Yu Min

Edited by Wang Qing

Translated by Lu Baihui