Word of the Day|China’s manned space program delegation

At the invitation of the governments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Manned Space Engineering Delegation visited Hong Kong and Macao for a six-day visit from November 28 to December 3. The delegation was led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, and included Shenzhou 12 crew astronaut Liu Boming, Shenzhou 13 crew astronaut Wang Yaping, who carried out the construction mission of the Chinese space station, and Shenzhou 14 crew commander. Chen Dong, Shenzhou 15 crew member Zhang Lu, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems.

China’s manned space program delegation is on a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macao from Tuesday to Sunday at the invitation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Macao SAR government. The delegation is led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). Members of the delegation include astronauts who participated in the construction of the Chinese space station, including Shenzhou-12 astronaut Liu Boming, Shenzhou-13 astronaut Wang Yaping, Shenzhou-14 astronaut Chen Dong, Shenzhou-15 astronaut Zhang Lu, as well as experts from related fields of the manned space engineering systems.

On the afternoon of November 28, the manned space engineering delegation attended a media meeting organized by the Hong Kong SAR government. At the meeting, the panoramic high-definition photos of the space station assembly taken by Shenzhou 16 during its orbit were released.Image source: Xinhua News Agency

【Knowledge Points】

This is the first visit to Hong Kong and Macao organized by the manned space project in 11 years since the Shenzhou 9 manned rendezvous and docking mission delegation visited Hong Kong and Macao in 2012. It is also the project’s first visit to Hong Kong and Macao for exchanges and interactions in the space station era. During the visit to Hong Kong, the delegation released for the first time at a media conference a panoramic photo of the space station assembly taken by the Shenzhou 16 crew as they flew around the spacecraft with a high-definition camera before returning to the ground. This is the first time China has acquired a full-scale image of the space station assembly in orbit with the Earth as the background, and it is also the first set of full-configuration working photos of the Chinese space station. During the visit to Hong Kong, the delegation opened the China Manned Space Engineering Exhibition, met and exchanged views with the Hong Kong innovation and technology community, teachers and students from universities, secondary schools and primary schools, and attended the Hong Kong-wide welcome show for the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation held at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

In previous missions, Hong Kong and Macao have participated in the construction of the national manned space industry many times; facing the current mission, all walks of life in Hong Kong and Macao have also actively participated in the selection of the fourth batch of reserve astronaut load experts, the collection of space station science and application projects, and the Tianzhou cargo spacecraft It will carry out activities such as the selection of experimental payloads and the development of manned lunar rover. The selection of China’s fourth batch of preliminary astronauts will start in 2022, and for the first time, load experts will be selected in Hong Kong and Macao. Candidates from Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions have entered the final stage of the selection of payload experts, and the selection work is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year.

【Congratulatory message】

Patriotism is the core of the Chinese national spirit. The majority of Hong Kong compatriots have a glorious tradition of patriotism and love for Hong Kong. This is an important foundation for the stability and long-term development of “one country, two systems”.

Patriotism lies at the heart of Chinese national spirit. People in Hong Kong maintain the noble tradition of loving both the motherland and Hong Kong, which serves as a crucial cornerstone for the stable and enduring implementation of “one country, two systems”.

——On July 24, 2023, Xi Jinping’s reply to all the first-grade students of Pei Qiao Middle School in Hong Kong

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(This article was first published on the “Study Powerful Nation” learning platform)

[Editor in charge: Pan Yiqiao]

2023-12-01 01:38:00
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