Rodong Sinmun on successful launch of “Kwangmyongsong No. 1”

Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) — The scientists and technicians of Korea succeeded in putting the first artificial satellite into orbit. This is a present of their loyalty to General Secretary Kim Jong Il. This also demonstrates the fixed faith of the Korean people to build a strong and prosperious country of Juche, rallied close around him.

Rodong Sinmun today stresses this in a lengthy editorial article captioned “warm congratulations on successful launch of the first artificial satellite ‘Kwangmyongsong No. 1’.”
The daily says:
The successful launch of the first artificial satellite “Kwangmyongsong No.1” in Korea demonstrated the inexhaustible potentials of Juche Korea. It is a significant event that set up a new milestone in the building of a strong and prosperous socialist country. It is an all-round crystal of the strength of the DPRK, independent in politics, self-sufficient in the economy and self-reliant in national defence, and the highest peak of Juche-based science and technology.
The recent auspicious event is a solemn gunreport of the building of a strong and prosperous country.
The launch, a historic event, gives the confidence in the final victory and optimism to the Korean people on an arduous socialist forced march.
It is of weighty importance in exploring new areas of our science and technology.
The launch makes it possible to lay solid foundations for she launch of practical satellites.
It is thanks to the guidance of Kim Jong Il that a huge army of competent scientists and technicians and a reliable scientific research have been built and proud successes of science and technology have been gained.
The recently-launched carrier rocket and artificial satellite have been developed by our wisdom, technology and local materials 100 percent.
The recent launch proves that no doubt, our science and technology are on the level of those of advanced countries= it fully demonstrates the advantages of socialism over capitalism. We will go in advance of imperialism in science and technology and win victory of Korean socialism.

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