A photo of the 14 babies
named Chang'e graces the auditorium stage of the China Academy of
Space Technology on Tuesday, December 18, 2007.
Fathers of the "Chang'e
Babies" attend a ceremony at the China Academy of Space Technology
on Tuesday, December 18, 2007.
Fourteen Chinese babies have received the name
Chang'e because they were born between October 24 and November 7,
when China's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, was launched into space.
The official website www.china.com.cn reported that
all the parents of the babies are occupied in the aerospace
industry, working in fields of research, production, measurement
A huge photo of these lovely babies on Tuesday graced the
auditorium stage of the China Academy of Space Technology, with
their parents and other colleagues participating in the
Leaders with the Academy gave each parent a crystal plate
printed with their baby's face and birthday, coupled with the dates
of Chang'e-1's launch and orbit work.
The parents planned to get together again when Chang'e-1 fully
completes its mission.
(CRI December 19, 2007)