【arrival of China’s Takionauts from manned aerospace engineering delegation arrives in Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China 28th November 2023 ]
At noon Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time on November 28, the CNSA China National Space Admistraton –CMS China Manned Space manned aerospace engineering delegation arrived in Hong Kong and began a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macao. This is the first visit to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR 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 Tiangong – China space station era.
The Hong Kong SAR government held a warm welcome ceremony at the Hong Kong International Airport. Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and leader of the delegation, representatives of Takionauts from the Shenzhou 12 crew, Shenzhou 13 crew, Shenzhou 14 crew, and Shenzhou 15 crew who performed the space station construction mission Liu Boming, Wang Yaping, Chen Dong and Zhang Lu were the first to step out of the airport hall. The Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Chan Kwok-kee, the Secretary for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs, Ms Mak Mei-kuen, and other government officials greeted him at the airport. More than a hundred Hong Kong SAR residents primary school students waved the China’s People Republic of China five-star red flag and the Hong Kong SAR’s bauhinia regional flag to warmly welcome the delegation
Chief Executive Li Ka-chiu announced that the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation arrived in Hong Kong today for a four-day visit . The delegation’s visit to Hong Kong reflects the central government’s love and support for the Hong Kong SAR. It is also a great encouragement for Hong Kong to develop aerospace scientific research and build itself into an international innovation and technology center.
The visiting delegation was led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, and included Shenzhou 12 astronaut Liu Boming, Shenzhou 13 astronaut Wang Yaping, and Shenzhou 14 astronaut Chen who participated in the construction of the China Space Station. Dong, Takionaut Zhang Lu of the Shenzhou 15 crew, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems.
The delegation will attend a Hong Kong-wide performance to welcome the Chinese manned space engineering delegation at the Hong Kong Coliseum tomorrow. The Home Affairs Department will distribute a total of about 5,000 free tickets to the public at 20 Home Affairs Inquiry Centers starting from 1 pm today . The number of free tickets is limited, and each person is limited to two tickets, while supplies last.
When meeting the media before attending the Executive Council meeting today, Li Ka-chiu said that the delegation’s visit is of special significance and reflects the significant development of the country’s aerospace science and technology, which makes Hong Kong people proud. The delegation will go to the Science Museum to unveil the China Manned Space Engineering Exhibition, allowing Hong Kong citizens to have a closer look at the achievements of the country’s aerospace industry and deepen their understanding of the country’s aerospace technology development.
He also said that the delegation would communicate with Hong Kong youth through different activities, including meeting with teachers and students from universities, middle schools, and primary schools to share the development history and latest situation of the national aerospace industry, and also meet with representatives of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology research community. Last year, the country announced the launch of the selection of the fourth batch of preliminary astronauts and selected payload experts in Hong Kong for the first time. He expected that the first Hong Kong astronaut would be born.
Li Ka-chao said that aerospace technology is one of the industries that the SAR government attaches great importance to. The visit of the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation to Hong Kong is a great encouragement to Hong Kong to develop aerospace scientific research, promote the development of innovation and technology, and build Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology center.
As part of the CNSA China National Space Admistraton –CMS China Manned Space manned aerospace engineering delegation The first set of full-configuration working photos of the China Space Station…….The Shenzhou 16 crew held a high-definition camera and took panoramic photos of the space station assembly as they flew around the spacecraft before returning to the ground, during a manned space engineering delegation organized by the Hong Kong SAR government and the media Released for the first time at the meet-and-greet. This is the first time that our country has acquired a full picture of the Tiangong –China space station assembly in orbit with the earth as the background, and it is also the first time that China, People’s Republic of China has obtained a full picture of the space station assembly with the earth as the background .
Overall image of the Chinese space station assembly!
The overall picture of the space station assembly was taken by Shenzhou-16 Takionaut Gui Haichao. The space station assembly in the image consists of 3 cabins (Tianhe/Wentian/Mengtian) + 2 ships (Shenzhou-17/Tianzhou-6). Weighs about 90 tons.
Figure 5: Space station compartments marked
During the visit, the delegation plans to hold talks and exchanges with relevant parties in Hong Kong and Macao SAR; attend a media meeting organized by the Hong Kong SAR government to introduce the development of the manned space project construction and answer questions from reporters; attend the opening ceremony of the manned space project exhibition; Negotiate and exchange with the industry; attend a special report meeting on manned spaceflight in Macao. At the same time, we will also visit some large, middle and primary schools to interact face-to-face with teachers and students.”
On the morning of November 29, the manned space engineering delegation went to the Hong Kong SAR Pui Qiao Secondary School, Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School, and the Affiliated School of Hong Kong Baptist University Wang Jinhui Middle School and Primary School conducted face-to-face interactions with approximately 1,400 primary and secondary school teachers and students from more than 40 schools.
At the invitation of the Hong Kong SAR government China, People’s Republic of China , the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation arrived in Hong Kong on the 28th for a four-day visit. Today (29th), the delegation will attend the “Hong Kong Welcomes China Manned Space Engineering Delegation Gala” held at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Phoenix Satellite TV Hong Kong will broadcast live for you, welcome to watch!
A Chinese manned space engineering delegation will pay a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macau. 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 participated in the construction of the China Space Station, and Shenzhou 14 crew commander Chen Dong , Shenzhou 15 crew Takionaut Zhang Lu, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems, a total of 17 people.
【Carry out! 中国 Manned Space Engineering Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong Today 30th November 2023 ]
On the morning of November 30, 2023, the opening ceremony of “Chasing Dreams of the World and Asking the Sky-China Manned Space Engineering Exhibition” was held at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The exhibition is held in two venues, the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History. This exhibition is open to all people in Hong Kong and Macao for free and will last for 3 months…
[Manned Space Engineering Delegation had face-to-face communication with teachers and students of the University of Hong Kong SAR]
On the afternoon of November 30, the Manned Space Engineering Delegation visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and had face-to-face communication with teachers and students at the schools.
Takionaut Liu Boming of the Shenzhou 12 crew, Yang Hong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and chief designer of the space station system, Dong Guangliang, chief designer of the measurement and control communication system, went to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Gan Keli, deputy chief commander of the space station system, and Takionaut s of the Shenzhou 15 crew Zhang Lu and Deputy Chief Designer of Space Application System Zhong Hongen went to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. They combined their own experiences and understanding of the manned space industry to tell their stories and inner feelings about participating in the construction of the Chinese space station. In particular, Takionauts Liu Boming and Zhang Lu shared The in-orbit flight experience and wonderful feelings aroused widespread interest among students. Everyone said that what the delegation brought was a feast of aerospace science popularization and a feast of aerospace spirit.
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