People on Weibo are obsessed with what food China will bring on their space missions. Compare these with photos of Korean, Russian, and Japanese space food.
On Tuesday night, China launched Shenzhou X ("Arc Number 10") into space. According to the Financial Times, Beijing plans to build a space station by next year, and send crew to the moon by 2020.
Mostly, folks on Weibo are obsessed with what Chinese food they serve in space, especially since the launch coincides with Dragon Boat Festival, which is usually celebrated with a feast.
The Chinese crew was happy to oblige by showing their menus. Here's what they're having:
Sweet rice dumplings IN SPACE
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the suicide and drowning of poet Qu Yuan. You're supposed to toss dumplings into the river to stop fish from nibbling on his corpse, which is hella metal. This is what the astronauts will be eating (or feeding to cosmic fish) to mark the holiday.
And this is what the dish normally looks like on earth.
Filled with sweet red bean paste.
Also for the holidays: sweet lotus seeds.