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Military Units, Individuals Involved in Space Program Awarded
Three institutions and 17 individuals have received meritorious titles from the Central Military Commission (CMC) for their contribution to the country's space and science programs.
A decree to this effect was recently signed by Hu Jintao, general secretary and CMC chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
The three institutions are a meteorological and hydrological center under the Headquarters of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), a flight command and control center in Beijing as well as a landing station under the General Armament Department of the PLA.
All the three units have made great contributions to the successful launching of "Shenzhou" space shuttles.