Xi Jinping Praises Chang’e-5 Team’s Success: ‘Vigorously Promote the Spirit of Chasing Dreams’
Dec. 16, 2020 (EIRNS)—President Xi Jinping sent a statement of congratulations to the team responsible for the successful completion of the Chang’e-5 mission today, bringing lunar samples to Earth for the first time in decades. In his message, he said:
“I am delighted to hear that the mission of the Moon Exploration Project Chang’e-5 was a complete success. On behalf of the Party Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to you!
“The Chang’e-5 mission, as my country’s most complex aerospace system project with the largest technical span, has realized the return of the sampling of extraterrestrial objects in my country for the first time. This is another major achievement made by leveraging the advantages of the new nationwide system to overcome difficulties. It marks a major step forward for China’s aerospace industry and will contribute to the deepening of mankind’s scientific understanding of the origin of the Moon and the evolution of the Solar System. The motherland and people will always remember your outstanding contributions!
“The pace of human exploration of space is endless. I hope you will vigorously promote the spirit of chasing dreams, exploring courageously, maintaining strong coordination, cooperation and win-win lunar exploration, start a new journey of interstellar exploration one step at a time, make new contributions in building a space power, realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and contribute to the peaceful use of space for mankind. Promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind and make greater pioneering contributions!”