In the release session, Yang Liwei, on behalf of Chinas manned space engineering office, announced that the third batch of preparatory astronauts was officially launched. The selection work is led by the China Manned Space Engineering Office, which is implemented by the Chinese astronaut scientific research and training center, which is divided into 3 stages: primary selection, reelection and selection. In the category of astronauts, it includes astronaut drivers, including space flight engineers and load experts; selection ranges from both air force active pilots and Aeronautics and astronautics technology and scientific research personnel, such as related industrial departments, scientific research institutes and universities, and gender aspects, both for male and female selection. Sex astronauts, and the selection of female astronauts. The third batch of preparatory astronauts selected about 17-18 people. After completing the training, they will participate in our space stations mission. Yang Liwei warmly appealed to young friends who aspire to devote themselves to the cause of Chinas space industry to join the team of astronauts. The conference also launched a competition proposal for manned lunar landing and ascent aircraft. According to Zhou Jianping, general designer of Chinas manned space engineering, manned lunar exploration is an important direction of manned space development. The competition aims to fully excavate innovative ideas for manned lunar exploration and draw a blueprint for the design of manned lunar landing and rising aircraft with all walks of life. The competition aims at the mission of manned lunar exploration in the future, encouraging new concepts, new methods and new technologies, and accepting public registration from all walks of life, whether it is scientific research institute, industrial department, business company personnel, and the majority of primary and middle school students and space enthusiasts. Inquire.