President Xi Jinping said that the Chinese people will take bigger strides in space exploration, during his talk to astronauts aboard the orbiting space module Tiangong-1 on Monday.
"The space dream is part of the dream to make China stronger. With the development of space programs, the Chinese people will take bigger strides to explore further into the space," said Xi, making the video call at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
He expressed his sincere greetings to the three astronauts who embarked on their space journey on June 11.(CNTV.cn, Xinhua News Agency June 24, 2013)