Hu talks with astronauts aboard Tiangong-1

Updated: 2012-06-26 13:15


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BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao came to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center on Tuesday and talked with astronauts who were conducting scientific tests in Tiangong-1 space lab module.

Hu talks with astronauts aboard Tiangong-1

Chinese astronauts aboard Tiangong-1 talks with President Hu Jintao in the Beijing Aerospace Control Center on Tuesday. [Photo/Xinhua] 

The President was accompanied by senior leaders Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang.

Hu expressed his sincere greetings to the three astronauts.

"You have spent nearly 10 days in the space, we care about you. How are you feeling?" asked the President.

"We are feeling good. Chinese astronauts have their own home in the space now. We are proud of our country!" answered veteran astronaut and mission commander Jing Haipeng.

Hu said he was glad to see the astronauts in good condition and asked whether they were going well with their assignments.

Jing told the President that all work was going smoothly, the manual docking had been completed successfully and that the crew members were doing space scientific experiments as planned.