Something about Wan Hu, the first astronaut in human history. And something about the history of rockets. And my new artwork.
Wan Hu is the first astronaut in history, he is the first mankind who try to use filter roket to go to sky.
You guys may not know, Wan Hu is actually named Tao Cheng Dao. The emperor of Ming dynasty around 1500 AC gave him a name Wan Hu. He is a civil servant. Instead of reading books and join imperial examinations to earn fame and official position, he is more fascinated by technology. The emperor of Ming dynasty appreciate his effort on technology so gave him a position to work for the government. He did a lot work for the whole country not just try to use filter rocket to fly to the sky. In his old age he finally try to fly with filter rocket. But it is hundreds years ago, the rocket is really very rough after he fly to the sky, the filters exploded. He died.
There is also some good articles I found online, you can read these. I do not want write something that already been wrote by others, so I just put links here.
Rocket history written by NASA:
As you can see in the NASA article. The first time when people use rockets is in KaiFeng city. Rockets are been used in battle in the beginning in Kai Feng Fu(The spell is actually Kai Feng Fu) for protection of KaiFeng city. KaiFeng is also my hometown. "Fu" means government office. Kai-Feng-Fu is like white house in USA today. In this period Kai Feng is the the capital of the Song dynasty.
Kai Feng city is in Henan Province in China. Henan province is the place where the Chinese civilization born.
Story of Wan Hu — The first astronaut in the world：
This article upon is actullay did a very very good translate about the whole story. Thank you for this man. I just put links here.
About my artwork.
Human spends thoughts of years to complete their yearning for the sky, they finally achieve the dream. I think I was born in a great age, in the future, our kids will name our age as technology break out period.
As you all can see above. Chinese people always yearning for the sky. That is also what I want to express in my art.
I draw the stars in KaiFeng City in this artwork. It is really hard to make them as accurate as possible.
This image is my fantasy about the future. She is watching the space station launching.
It is easy for her people in their times to sent people to space. But she knows it is very hard for the people in the past to do so. She imagining how the people in the past overcome the difficulties to let space craft in the space. She admires her ancestors.