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Milestone in space program: Wu Bangguo
www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-17 05:49:54

Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo said here Monday that Shenzhou-6's successful space flight indicated a landmark progress of China's space technology and great achievement of China's space experiments tended by human.
Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, reads a congratulatory message from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council (Cabinet) and the Central Military Commission for the successful return of the re-entry capsule of China's second manned spacecraft, Shenzhou-6, at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2005. (Xinhua Photo)

    BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo said here Monday that Shenzhou-6's successful space flight indicated a landmark progress of China's space technology and great achievement of China's space experiments tended by human.

    Wu, chairman of the Standing committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), said the success "is of great significance for elevating China's prestige in the world and promoting China's economic, scientific and national defense capabilities, and its national cohesiveness."

    
Top Chinese leaders Wu Bangguo (2nd L), Jia Qinglin (2nd R), Huang Ju (1st L) and Wu Guanzheng applaud for the successful return of the re-entry capsule of China's second manned spacecraft, Shenzhou-6, at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2005.
Top Chinese leaders Wu Bangguo (2nd L), Jia Qinglin (2nd R), Huang Ju (1st L) and Wu Guanzheng applaud for the successful return of the re-entry capsule of China's second manned spacecraft, Shenzhou-6, at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2005. (Xinhua Photo)

    Wu and other Chinese leaders, including Jia Qinglin, Huang Ju and Wu Guanzheng, watched the successful landing of Shenzhou-6 at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center. Wu then read a congratulatory message from the Central Committee of the CommunistParty of China (CPC), the State Council, and the Central Military Commission.

    The message expressed congratulation and concerns for the hero astronauts and all space workers, urging them to further contribute to China's manned spaceflight technology, and to actively apply space resources to benefit mankind.

    Chen Bingde, commander-in-chief of China's space program, announced earlier that China's second manned space flight is a complete success after the Shenzhou-6 re-entry capsule landed safely in north China as planned. Enditem

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