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Shenzhou-7 astronauts begin visit to Macao


Source: | 12-09-2008 14:02

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The Shenzhou-7 manned space mission delegation has begun a three-day visit to Macao, after spending four days in Hong Kong.

Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang gives souvenir to students during a seminar on the Shenzhou VII manned space mission in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Dec. 8, 2008. A delegation of the Shenzhou VII including three taikonauts of the Shenzhou VII space mission Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng kicked off a three-day visit to Macao on monday. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang gives souvenir to students 
during a seminar on the Shenzhou VII manned space mission 
in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Dec. 
8, 2008. A delegation of the Shenzhou VII including three 
taikonauts of the Shenzhou VII space mission Zhai Zhigang, 
Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng kicked off a three-day visit 
to Macao on monday. Xinhua Photo)

On Monday afternoon, the ferry carrying the delegation docked in Macao, where they received a warm welcome from local representatives.

Among the 40-member delegation are the three astronauts of the Shenzhou-7 space mission - Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng.

In the afternoon, the delegation described the Shenzhou-7 mission and attended a welcoming dinner held by the local government.

Earlier in the morning, before they headed for Macao, the delegation spoke with school children in Hong Kong.