A delegation from China's manned space program arrived in Hong Kong today (28th) for a four-day visit. The delegation held a press conference at the exhibition in the afternoon. Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, said that the selection of China's fourth batch of reserve astronauts has entered the final stage, including candidates from Hong Kong and Macao. Astronauts Chen Dongbiao and Wang Yaping looked forward to Hong Kong personnel joining the aerospace industry, and Wang Yaping appealed to young people who are interested in joining the aerospace industry, "Dreams are like stars in the universe, which seem to be out of reach, but as long as you work hard, you will definitely be able to touch them."


On November 11, the delegation of China's manned space program held a press conference at the exhibition to share the work of the space station. (Photo by Xia Jialang)

Lin Xiqiang, Deputy Director of the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation and China Manned Space Engineering Office, said in his speech that at the invitation of the Hong Kong and Macao governments, the delegation's visit was mainly to introduce the latest progress of China's manned space program to the citizens of the two places and promote more participation in related undertakings.

The goal is to achieve a manned landing on the moon by 2030

He mentioned that since 1992, China has developed in a three-step strategy for 30 years, starting with Shenzhou 12. After that, Tiangong-2030 and Tiangong-<> flight missions, as well as the next <> manned and cargo-carrying missions, the three-step strategy was initially completed. He also pointed out that the aerospace project plans to land people on the moon by <>, and will also develop a new generation of rockets, spaceships and other space equipment.

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Load selection of Hong Kong people shortlisted Lin Xiqiang: Let's look forward to the good news

Lin Xiqiang said that President Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the development of science and technology in Hong Kong and Macao, and both places have participated in space missions in the past, such as the Shenzhou 11 astronauts have conducted three experiments designed by Hong Kong students in the mission, and these participation has also had good results.

The country is launching the fourth batch of preparatory astronaut selection work, Lin Xiqiang said that in 2022, there will be three stages, 12 to 14 people will be selected, the primary election will be completed in March this year, more than 3 people will enter the second election, the second election will be completed in August, and the final stage will also include candidates from Hong Kong and Macao, "Let us look forward to their good news."

Chinese astronaut Chen Dong. (Photo by Xia Jialang)

Astronaut Chen Dong: The most beautiful coordinates on earth are the motherland

Astronaut Chen Dong was asked about his unforgettable aerospace work, pointing out that in 2016 and 2022, he was deeply shocked by the scenery of the earth's stars and seas and the vast sky, so he would not give up the exploration of space.

Chen Dong once received letters from students from Hong Kong and Macao, and he said that he felt the patriotic attraction of students from Hong Kong and Macao, so he came to Hong Kong and "came to you." It is also hoped that the completion of the selection by people from Hong Kong and Macao will stimulate young people to learn science and promote the development of science in Hong Kong and Macao.

Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping. (Photo by Xia Jialang)

Astronaut Wang Yaping appealed: As long as you work hard, you will definitely be able to touch it

Astronaut Wang Yaping pointed out that for astronauts, there are only two states of flying and preparing to fly, in the career, in fact, flowers and applause are really too short, most of the time is to meet the endless training assessment and challenges, "What has always inspired me to move forward is the honor of the motherland, the people's entrustment, the love of this career, the pride of being an astronaut, and the persistence and dedication without regrets"

She also hopes that someone in Hong Kong will be selected as astronauts, "Dreams are like stars in the universe, they seem to be out of reach, but as long as you work hard, you will definitely be able to touch them.

Chinese space station. (Photo by Xia Jialang)

Yang Hong, chief designer of the space station system and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out that the construction of the Chinese space station has been completed by the end of 2022, and there are six sleeping areas in the cabin activity space, which can accommodate three people for a long time and six people for a short period of time. He pointed out that China's space station will continue to be upgraded as needed in the future.

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The Chinese manned space program delegation arrived in Hong Kong at 1 p.m. today and held a news conference at 4:30 p.m. at the exhibition. Tomorrow morning, there will be dialogues with primary and secondary school students, as well as visits to HKUST and PolyU, the main event will be participation in the Grand Parade, and the SAR Government will hold a farewell ceremony at Government House on Friday, the last day of the trip, after which the delegation will depart via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

The delegation was led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, and its members included Liu Boming, astronaut of the Shenzhou-12 crew, Wang Yaping, astronaut of the Shenzhou-13 crew, Chen Dong, astronaut of the Shenzhou-14 crew, Zhang Lu, astronaut of the Shenzhou-15 crew, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems.

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