Hong Kong’s astronaut hopefuls prepare for another round of screening in Beijing as Chinese spacecraft launches
Hong Kong leader says he is cheering for city candidates and hopes one of them will fulfil their space dreamsGui Haichao, a professor, becomes first Chinese payload specialist and civilian astronaut to enter spaceHong Kong societyOscar LiuPublished: 8:40pm, 30 May, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
“I am cheering for the candidates from Hong Kong, hoping that one of them can successfully achieve their space dreams and contribute to the national aerospace industry, bringing honour to Hong Kong,” he told the press ahead of a weekly meeting with his advisers.
The three-week recruitment drive was part of the selection process for the country’s fourth intake of astronauts. Fourteen spots are available, including for two payload specialists to be selected from Hong Kong and Macau.