Astronauts in space cheer China's success in deep ocean
Beijing, June 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Three Chinese astronauts, who are currently in space, on Sunday congratulated personnel involved with the setting of a new dive record by the country's manned submersible in deep ocean exploration.
"We wish China's manned submersible cause greater achievement! May our motherland prosper!" three Chinese astronauts said in a video message sent back to Earth from the Tiangong-1 space lab module.
Chinese astronauts and oceanaut separately made landmark achievements in the country's exploration of space and the deep ocean.
The astronauts-veteran astronaut and mission commander Jing Haipeng, crew mate Liu Wang and China's first woman astronaut Liu Yang-successfully docked manually the spaceship Shenzhou-9 with Tiangong-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, three Chinese oceanauts, Ye Cong, Liu Kaizhou and Yang Bo, on Sunday refreshed the country's dive record in a manned submersible Jiaolong by reaching 7,020 meters beneath the sea in a successful test dive in the Pacific Ocean. (Xinhua-ANI)
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