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2008-09-25 21:00:11

BEIJING. Sept 25 (Interfax) - A third manned spaceship, Shenzhou 7, has lifted off from the Jiuquan launch pad in the northwestern province of Gansu. The crew comprises cosmonauts Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng, all of them born in 1966 and on the program for manned space flights since 1998. Their main mission is to carry out a spacewalk, the first one in the history of China's space exploration. The Shenzhou 7, comprising an orbital module, a recoverable module and an engine...

2008-09-25 17:46:25

China launched a spaceship carrying three Chinese astronauts into orbit Thursday for a three-day mission that may include a spacewalk, official media reported. The Shenzhou 7 spacecraft lifted off from western China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in the northwestern Gansu Province, under clear skies at 9:10 p.m. Beijing time, or 9:10 a.m. EDT, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. The three 42-year-old fighter-pilot astronauts -- Zhai Zhigang, Jing Haipeng and Liu Boming -- were...

2008-09-25 06:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "NASA Wishes China Success on Launch of Shenzhou-7 Mission"] WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - "NASA wishes China success on the launch of Shenzhou-7 and the safe return of its crew," a spokesman for the US space agency told Xinhua on the eve of the mission. China has announced that the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft will lift off on Thursday night. This will be the third Chinese manned space mission,...

2008-09-25 06:00:11

By Calum MacLeod BEIJING -- From a secretive desert town in China's northwest, the country will launch its third manned spaceflight today, which will feature the nation's first spacewalk. Chinese television will broadcast the takeoff from the Jiuquan satellite launch center in Gansu province, as well as the spacewalk, for the public to view another milestone soon after last month's Olympic Games in Beijing. Russian technicians will provide support for the spacewalk during the...

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2008-09-24 09:30:00

A spokesman for China's space program said Wednesday that Russian technicians will help direct China's third manned mission and first-ever spacewalk this week, setting the stage for expanded cooperation between the sides. Wang Zhaoyao told reporters at the Jiuquan launch site in northwestern China that two Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft will don spacesuits for the maneuver, one of them a Russian-made Orlan model. Wang said Russian experts would support the two throughout...

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2008-09-16 12:10:00

China space officials have announced the names of three astronauts who will carry out the country's third manned space mission. Zhai Zhigang, a 42-year-old fighter pilot, has been chosen to perform the country's first spacewalk. Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng will join him on the Shenzhou VII mission - set to launch on 25 September at 1310 GMT (2110 local time). The "yuhanguan" (astronauts) were making final preparations for the lift-off, according to the State-run news agency Xinhua. The...

2008-09-15 12:10:00

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This school year starts with a space defying opportunity. NASA Astronaut Winston E. Scott is participating in a national contest, Win an Afternoon with Winston E. Scott -- the Astronaut, providing students the extraordinary opportunity to meet and interact with a real-life astronaut. Launched on the first of September, educators who purchase Astronaut Scott's latest release, Reflections from Earth Orbit, have an opportunity to win a school visit...

2008-07-25 00:00:16

By Jeremy Pittari, Picayune Item, Miss. Jul. 24--STENNIS -- After successfully delivering "hope" to the space station five of the astronauts involved in the endeavor shared their experience with Stennis Space Center staff. The main focus of the mission was to deliver the Japanese lab named Kibo to the space station carried in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Space Shuttle Mission STS 124 was the 26th mission to the space station. Delivery of the Japanese lab will enable...

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2008-07-08 11:35:00

The Expedition 17 crew kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space Station with more spacewalk preparations. The crew members participated in meetings with specialists on Earth and prepared cameras along with other tools and equipment that will be used during two upcoming spacewalks. Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko will wear their Orlan spacesuits Tuesday to perform a full dress rehearsal to check their systems and communications gear to prepare for the...

2008-06-14 21:00:04

MOSCOW. June 14 (Interfax-AVN) - U.S. space shuttle Discovery has returned to the Earth after a two-week mission. Discovery, launched on June 1, took the chief section of the Japanese Kibo module to the International Space Station ISS and spares for the station's only toilet. The mission has involved three spacewalks during which Kibo was installed, a nitrogen tank used in the station's cooling system was replaced and other tasks were carried out. Discovery, which landed on Cape...


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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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