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 4:<> p.m. at the exhibition.


[17:10] Yang Hong, researcher of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, chief designer of the space station system, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

He pointed out that the construction of China's space station has been completed at 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.

[17:00] Astronaut Wang Yaping pointed out that for astronauts, most of the time in training, assessment and challenges, she said that she has always supported her is the glory of the motherland, wearing a spacesuit for the motherland, she said that her heart is full of the motherland and aerospace engineering, "because of love so persistent", she also said to young students that dreams are like stardust, seemingly unattainable, but I believe that hard work will be successful.

[16:55] Lin Xiqiang said that in terms of international cooperation, China's space station is open to all countries, and any country is welcome to participate in China's space program, and relevant work is being prepared, and he believes that there will be opportunities to meet foreign astronauts on China's space station in the future.

When asked about the more memorable experience, astronaut Chen Dong pointed out that he was deeply shocked by the two missions in 2016 and 2022, and he was deeply shocked by the same scenery of the deep sea and the vast sky, so he would not give up the exploration of space.

He mentioned that during the space mission, he likes to "see the motherland" during the day and night, he pointed out that the brightest space is the Chinese space station, and the most beautiful coordinates on the earth are the motherland.

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."

[16:50] Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, pointed out that President Xi Jinping has always attached great importance to the development of science and technology in Hong Kong and Macao, and Hong Kong and Macao have also participated in previous space missions, such as the Shenzhou <> astronauts have conducted three experiments designed by Hong Kong students in the mission, and these participation has also achieved good results.

He pointed out that the participation of Hong Kong and Macao is getting deeper and deeper, and he hopes to see Hong Kong and Macao astronauts enter China's space station, and also looks forward to the two places to further develop the advantages of "one country, two systems" and make greater contributions.

As for the selection of the fourth batch of astronauts, it will be fully launched in 2022, with three stages, and 12 to 14 people will be selected. The primary election was completed in March this year, with more than 3 people entering the re-election, and the re-election was completed in August, and the final stage was also entered by candidates from Hong Kong and Macao.

Astronaut Chen Dong pointed out that Hong Kong and Macao have advantages in scientific research, and he also believes that through the selection, young people can be stimulated to study science and promote the development of science in Hong Kong and Macao.

[16:35] 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.

He mentioned that since 1992, China has developed in a three-step strategy for 30 years, starting with Shenzhou 12. After that, Tiangong-<> and Tiangong-<> flight missions, as well as the next <> manned and cargo-carrying missions, the three-step strategy was initially completed. He also showed that before Shenzhou <> returned to Earth, the astronauts photographed the combination of the space station.

Lin Xiqiang pointed out that the aerospace project plans to land on the moon before 2030, start relevant investigations and experiments, and will also develop a new generation of rockets, spaceships and other aerospace equipment.

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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