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2008-09-28 12:00:15

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Premier Says China Committed To Peaceful Exploration, Use of Outer Space"] Beijing, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said it is the Chinese people's persistent aspiration to develop the manned spaceflight technologies for the peaceful exploration and use of the outer space. "The successful mission marked a milestone and great leap forward of China's space technology...

2008-09-28 09:00:10

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Third Manned Spacecraft Returns After Landmark Spacewalk"] Beijing, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - The Shenzhou-7 space module carrying three taikonauts landed safely by parachute Sunday afternoon in China's northern grassland, after a landmark spacewalk mission that leads the country further in its space exploration. Astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming, and Jing Haipeng came back from a...

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2008-09-28 09:40:00

On Saturday, a Chinese astronaut executed the country's first-ever spacewalk, a landmark in an impressive program with the country's intention of challenging the United States and Russia in a swift space expansion. The astronauts arrived home and exited successfully from their capsule on Sunday. Prior to the monumental event, Zhang Jianqi, a chief engineer for China's space program, said keeping three astronauts in the spacecraft and sending one outside, is a "big test". "This is a big...

2008-09-27 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Spokesman Says Fire Alarm in Shenzhou-7 False, No Fire Breaks Out"] BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - A fire alarm the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft reported during China's maiden spacewalk Saturday afternoon was false, said Wang Zhaoyao, spokesperson with the country's manned space programme late Saturday. The alarm sounded because of a sensor error, said Wang at a press conference. "We were quite...

2008-09-27 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Interview": "Russian Expert Hails China's First Spacewalk"] MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - As the Chinese taikonauts performed the country's first spacewalk Saturday, a Russian space expert called on the two nations to enhance cooperation and share their experiences in space exploration. "A spacewalk faces a series of complicated technological difficulties. China's first spacewalk contributes a...

2008-09-27 09:00:06

Astronaut Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese man to walk in space Saturday, clambering out of a spacecraft and waving a Chinese flag. Zhai, 42, exited orbital module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft after donning a $4 million Feitian space suit and waved to a camera mounted outside the module at 4:43 p.m. Beijing time, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency, reported. "Shenzhou-7 is now outside the spacecraft," Zhai radioed to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center. "I feel well. I am here...

2008-09-27 09:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "'Chinese Taikonaut Greets Nation, World in First Spacewalk'"] BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Chinese Taikonaut Zhai Zhigang completed a spacewalk here Saturday afternoon, marking a remarkable progress in the country's ambitious space programme, which will eventually lead to the establishment of a permanent space station. Donning a 4m-US dollar homemade Feitian space suit, Zhai slipped out of...

2008-09-27 08:00:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "4th-Ld: Chinese Taikonaut Debuts Spacewalk"] BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang slipped out of the orbital module of Shenzhou-7 Saturday afternoon, starting China's first spacewalk or extravehicular activity (EVA) in the outer space. Donning a 4-million-USdollar homemade Feitian space suit, Zhai waved to the camera mounted on the service module after pulling himself...

2008-09-26 21:00:11

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING - China's three-man spacecraft shifted from an oval orbit to a more stable circular orbit 213 miles above Earth today in preparation for the country's first attempt at a spacewalk. The spacewalk is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon, although the exact timing depends on the readiness of equipment and personnel, said Wang Zhaoyao, deputy director of China's manned space program office. The event will be broadcast live on television, he said. (c)...

2008-09-26 06:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) - Astronaut aboard the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, China's third manned spaceship, began to unpack and assemble the indigenous Feitian extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit at 10:20 a.m. Friday in preparation for the first spacewalk. As of 11:51 a.m., the spaceship which blasted off at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province, has...


Latest Extra-vehicular activity Reference Libraries

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2012-03-24 10:11:14

This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...

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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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2010-11-17 14:09:40

Aleksandr Kaleri is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri on May 13, 1956 in Russia. In 1979, Kaleri graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as a specialist in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control. After his graduation, he was hired by the Energia Corporation and began his work on the Mir space station, helping with the development of design and engineering...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.