Astro­naut unit re­ceives hon­ors

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

The Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion held a cer­e­mony on Fri­day to honor the mil­i­tary unit of as­tro­nauts. An or­der signed by Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, also chair­man of the com­mis­sion, was read at the cer­e­mony, and a cer­tifi­cate of honor was pre­sented to the unit. Es­tab­lished in Jan­uary 1998, the unit has se­lected 21 as­tro­nauts, and was hon­ored as a “heroic unit of as­tro­nauts” for com­plet­ing the coun­try’s first manned space mis­sion in 2003. Five more manned space mis­sions have been com­pleted since then.

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