The Chinese people can send letters and postcards to their astronauts through the post office “space”, a virtual center to send letters with opinions about the events space opened today in Beijing, reported the official news agency Xinhua.
The virtual office will be located in receiving the “space city” with the postal code 901001, in a manned spacecraft into space, and will be led by the first Chinese astronaut, Yang Liwei.
The general manager of China Postal Group (CPG), Li Guohua, said the Chinese public can write letters and send postcards with their impressions of the biggest events of astronautics in the country.
The creation of the post office comes after the unmanned spacecraft “Shenzhou-8″ was launched last Tuesday and landed at dawn today in the space experiment module “Tiangong-1″, a date has been prepared for the postcards commemorate the event, explained Li according to Xinhua.
The post office will be managed and administered by the CPG and operated by the Postal Corporation of Beijing.
Astronaut Yang Liwei, China’s first cosmonaut was in space in 2003.
The first Chinese space experiment module “Tiangong-1″ was launched on September 29 this year and besides the “Shenzhou-8″ in the next two years will dock with the Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 for the construction and putting into orbit of the first permanent space station in China.