At 9:00 am, October 15th, Yang took the "Shenzhou
V" spacecraft to fly to the space. After flying
21 hours and 23 minutes, he flew back and landed
smoothly at the main landing site at 6:23 am
yesterday. Then he boarded a special plane,
and on the plane the high-spirited Yang Liwei
was in his blue astronaut uniform. A leader
from the PLA General Armaments Department asked
him: "People throughout the country, and officers
and men of the whole army are very encouraged
by your successful maiden flight and are also
concerned about your physical condition and
how you feel after the space flight, would you
like to say something to people throughout the
country and officers and men of the whole army?"
After thinking for a while, Yang wrote a sincere
greeting to officers and men of the whole army
and then signed his name.
Meanwhile, the special plane was flying over
the splendid mountains and rivers of the motherland.
At around 10: 00 am yesterday, Yang returned
to the "Space Town". Before the welcoming crowd,
the reporter could see his face brimming over
with smile of victory and pride of Chinese people
and Chinese armymen.
By Ding Haiming
(October 17, PLA Daily)