Xi Jinping emphasizes space dream realization

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the need to realize the dream of space power as early as possible in his letter sent on Apr 23 to the scientists of older generation who launched the country's first satellite to mark the 50th anniversary of the launch.
artificial earth satellite Dongfanghong-1
The successful launch 50 years ago demonstrated the great spirit of Chinese nation, he said, calling on officials of younger generation in the aerospace sector to overcome all difficulties and scale the high peak of space science and technology, following the examples of the older-generation scientists.

China successfully launched the first artificial earth satellite "Dongfanghong 1" on April 24 1970 and has celebrated the day as the Day of Space Flight of China since 2016.

(Pyongyang Times - April 29, 2020)

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