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Students welcome Yuanwang-6 Space Tracking Ship (with photos)

     Primary and secondary school students have welcomed the first visit of China's Yuanwang-6 space tracking ship to Hong Kong, with lectures, visits and a drawing activity, organised by the Education Bureau and related government departments.

     The activities are designed to enhance the studentsˇ¦ interest in and knowledge of science and technology, and also to strengthen their recognition of national identity.
     About 60 teachers and students from three schools took part in an on-the spot drawing activity today (April 30) for the Yuanwang-6 Space Tracking Ship. Their work will eventually be put on display.

     About 2,600 students from 89 schools applied to visit the Yuanwang-6, where they will be provided with guided tours by the shipˇ¦s crew to see the deck, steering room, control room and cabins.

     About 200 students attended a lecture about Chinaˇ¦s Yuanwang-6 Space Tracking Ship at Hong Kong Science Museum today to learn from the captain Ling Yuan of his service experience, the shipˇ¦s design and facilities.

     Yuanwang-6 is the third-generation maritime tracking ship of international standard developed and built by China. It was engaged in maritime tracking of the Shenzhou-7 manned space mission last September.

Ends/Thursday, April 30, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:22


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