The schedule of the Shenzhou VII space heroes to visit Hong Kong has already been set. It is reported that the three astronauts, Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng, are scheduled to pay a four-day visit to Hong Kong, starting on December 5. During this period, they will visit the Hong Kong Science Park and the Chinese University of Hong Kong while meeting with students and Hong Kong citizens. Additionally, the astronauts will present Hong Kong with a collection of space "treasures". A grand welcoming performance attended by 30,000 Hong Kong citizens will represent the grand finale of their Hong Kong visit.
As the ongoing financial crisis rages across the world, the space heroes' visit will deliver a positive message, and is certain to instill more confidence among Hong Kong citizens to strive forward out of adversity.
It is understood that the delegation consists of around 40 people in total, including the three space walk heroes, Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng, as well as many backstage heroes and scientists behind the space mission.
By People's Daily Online