|The Capsule Opening Ceremony of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft was held at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing on November 22. [China Post News / Wang Yong]|
After the return capsule from the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft was found in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on November 18, pouches marked China Post that had traveled 33 days with the spacecraft in space were taken out at an Capsule Opening Ceremony held at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing on November 22.
Dozens of cameras recorded the historic moment.
The pouches carried the nameplate and No.1 postmark of the Space Post Office along with the flight mission commemorative postmark of the Tiangong-2 space lab and Shenzhou 11 spacecraft, space letters, flight mission commemorative folders on the space lab and other special cultural postal products.
Chief of the Space Post Office Yang Liwei handed the nameplate to Executive Secretary Zhao Fengjun, remarking "it is the connecting of space and earth".
Other postal items in the pouches will be handed over at the China 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition to be held in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on December 2.
Located in a virtual office in Space City with the zip code 901001 aboard the manned spacecraft, the China Post Space Office opened for business on November 3, 2011. The post office was directed and administrated by the China Post Group and operated by Beijing Post Corp.
(China Post News)