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Shenzhou X astronauts on dreams after return

Updated: 2013-06-26 11:19

BEIJING - The Shenzhou X space mission's astronauts said they "feel good" after they left the spacecraft's reentry module on Wednesday morning.

Shenzhou X astronauts on dreams after return

Astronauts Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping (from left to right) wave after getting out of the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou X spacecraft following its successful landing at the main landing site in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on June 26, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

"I feel really good to return home," said astronaut Nie Haisheng.

"The space is our dream, and China is always our home. We wish our homeland would grow more prosperous and the people live more affluent lives," he said.

"We are dreamers, and we also have our dreams realized," said Zhang Xiaoguang, another crew member of the spacecraft.

"We adhere to the concept of no stop in pursuing a higher goal. The space dream will go on," Zhang said.

Wang Yaping, the female astronaut aboard the Shenzhou X, said with the mission she had fulfilled two dreams in her childhood. "One is the space dream and the other is a dream to be a teacher, and this time I have become a teacher lecturing in space," she said.

"I wish all children and youths in China a beautiful life dream and all their dreams would come true," she said.

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