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can be very educational and well within the reach of ordinary families, she adds.
One of Ctrip’s most popular museum tours in Shanghai costs just 168 yuan for a child,
and is led by a scholar from Shanghai-based Fudan University’s School of Life Science.
The tour is open to children older than the age of 5 during weekends and exposes them to fossils and specimens.
Ctrip has developed 12 themed study tours, such as scientific ex
ploration, outdoor survival and sports, to meet the growing needs of the market.
Each product has been divided to suit different age groups and learning goals, so c
ustomers can more easily choose the one that best suits their needs, Zhang explains.
For the fast-approaching summer, a series of tours coverin
g both Eastern and Western civilizations in such destinations as Henan province’s Luo
yang and Shaanxi province’s capital, Xi’an, have been developed for children to better understand the Silk Road.
was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft.
“I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no
w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said.
“I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s
o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added.
Each of Venezuela’s three satellites－one communication and two r
emote-sensing satellites－was designed, built and launched by China.
The Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned spa
ce giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is a major developer of satellites and spaceships in China.