CUHK research project taken to space by Tianzhou-6 First Hong Kong agricultural project to be launched into space

Professor Lam Hon-Ming, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Life Sciences and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his team, in collaboration with the China Resources Research Institute of Science and Technology and Shenzhou Space Biotechnology Group, have sent samples of rhizobia (soybean nitrogen fixing bacteria) into space on the Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft that launched on 10 May and has now arrived at the Chinese space station Tiangong. It is the first Hong Kong agricultural research project to be launched to the space. It is a great honour to CUHK’s research projects have the opportunity to participate in the national space programme, opening a new chapter for the integration of aerospace and agricultural technology.

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