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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...

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...


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