Zhenghe white tea seeds go into space

January 14, 2022 No Comments Industry News, News ctma

On November 29, 2021, the “Space-borne Zhenghe White Tea Seed Transfer and Breeding Ceremony” was held at the Tea Research Institute of Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. At 9:22 on June 17, 2021, the Shenzhou XII manned spacecraft was successfully launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Zhenghe White Tea Seeds were carried on the spacecraft for 90 days, and was taken out after successfully landing at 13:34 on September 17, 2021. Based on the  notarization by Beijing Notary Office,the seeds are packaged in good condition, being one of the cargo carried by the Shenzhou XII manned spacecraft, and becoming the only tea seed carried into space in China. It is reported that the Zhenghe white tea seeds carried by Shenzhou XII are divided into two batches. The other batch was carried on the Tianhe core module of the Chinese space station on April 29, 2021, and is still in space.

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