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Published: 11:43, November 30, 2023 | Updated: 18:01, November 30, 2023
Space achievements on display
By Wang Zhan
Published:11:43, November 30, 2023 Updated:18:01, November 30, 2023 By Wang Zhan

Officiating guests and Young Astronauts 2023 pose after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for "China Manned Space Exibition" at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Nov 30, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - An opening ceremony at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Tuesday marked the beginning of an exhibition in the special administrative region about the remarkable achievements of the nation's manned space program.

Running from Dec 1, 2023 to Feb 18, 2024, the exhibiton is divided into two parts, showcasing the history of China's manned space missions at the Hong Kong Museum of History, as well as technological breakthroughs and prospects for future development at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

The China Manned Space Delegation, comprising top taikonauts and engineers of the nation’s manned space program, embarked on a four-day visit to the city on Tuesday and engaged in face-to-face dialogues with residents.

Leader of the China Manned Space Delegation and Deputy Director-General of the China Manned Space Agency Lin Xiqiang, Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan Kwok-ki and members of the delegation are among the officiating guests at the ceremony.

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China Daily photograher Calvin Ng took the photos of the ceremony and the media preview of the exhibition on Thursday.

Officiating guests posed with Young Astronauts 2023 at the opening ceremony of "China Manned Space Exibition" at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Nov 30, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Leader of the China Manned Space Delegation and Deputy Director-General of the China Manned Space Agency Lin Xiqiang (center left) and Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan Kwok-ki (center right) shake hands during the opening ceremony of "China Manned Space Exibition" at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Nov 30, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Leader of the China Manned Space Delegation and Deputy Director-General of the China Manned Space Agency Lin Xiqiang delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of "China Manned Space Exibition" at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Nov 30, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan Kwok-ki delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of "China Manned Space Exibition" at Hong Kong Science Museum on Nov 30, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)


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