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Hong Kong chief executive hails Shenzhou-10's successful space mission


17:31, June 26, 2013

HONG KONG, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region C Y Leung on Wednesday congratulated the country on the successful completion of the Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft mission, according to the city's government news website.

"In this application-oriented flight mission, Shenzhou-10 has broken a number of records in our nation's space exploration history," he said. "It has also further tested its rendezvous and docking skills. The successful return of Shenzhou-10 marks a significant milestone in our country's manned spacecraft technology."

"The three astronauts have endeavored to accomplish the mission. They have delivered, for the very first time, an interesting and interactive lecture in space for students. I wish our country every success in future space exploration," Leung said.

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