Astronaut unit receives honors
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.