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New advance in space, new start for China

(Xinhua)

16:05, November 18, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The successful space docking mission, including the good launches, Shenzhou-8's precise docking with Tiangong-1 and the smooth retrieval of the re-entry capsule, marks a new start for China to acquire more sophisticated technologies to reach deep space.

With the latest space feat, China has become the third nation in the world to master advanced space docking technologies, which is a milestone for building any space stations.

Many Chinese people have seen manned space adventure bringing them national dignity and pride since China initiated its ambitious manned space program in 1992.

To achieve the goal of sending Chinese astronauts into space, generations of talented scientists and technologists worked so hard and contributed their utmost.

The younger generation, the majority of which are around 30 years old, are aspiring even higher to realize the nation's shared dream of exploring more and more unknown in the heavens.

The scientists and technologists involved have turned their love for their motherland and the lofty cause of space faring into diligence and bravery in achieving technological breakthroughs.

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