Beihang Professor Liu Hong was honored as National Outstanding Teacher by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China recently.
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, 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 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.
It is reported that 1,432 teachers were awarded the tile of National Outstanding Teacher and 158 educators were named as National Outstanding Educators throughout the country by the Ministry of Education in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the cause of education.
Prof. Liu also won the Beihang Excellence Award for Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation at the ceremony for the 34th Teachers’ Day held at Beihang University, September 9. Lunched in 2017, the Beihang Moral Achievement and Talent Cultivation Awards were the highest honor of talent cultivation at Beihang University, aiming at commending the advanced teachers who have made outstanding achievements and contributions in education and fueling teachers’ sense of mission in terms of developing virtues and cultivating talents.
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Reported and edited by Wang Qing
Translated by Lyu Xingyun