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2008-09-29 21:00:10

By Christopher Bodeen BEIJING - Chinese celebrated their nation's first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in off-world exploration. Stoking national pride one month after the close of the Beijing Olympics, state television's coverage reflected much of the glory onto president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao, who was present at...

2008-09-29 21:00:10

China's first spacewalk team returns home Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang is helped out of the Shenzhou-7 re- entry module after it landed in Siziwang Banner in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday. Zhai made the country's first spacewalk in the mission. Zhai, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng stayed inside the capsule after landing for about 45 minutes to adapt to Earth's gravity before slowly crawling out the narrow entrance. A senior Chinese space official said the mission -...

2008-09-29 18:00:13

THREE Chinese astronauts emerged from their capsule yesterday upon a jubilant return to Earth after successfully completing the country's first-ever spacewalk mission. State broadcaster CCTV showed their Shenzhou 7 spaceship landing under clear skies in the grasslands of China's northern Inner Mongolia region at 5:37pm (1037 BST). Premier Wen Jiabao applauded at mission control in Beijing. "The astronauts feel very good," mission commander Zhai Zhigang said as the vessel floated down...

2008-09-29 18:00:13

By STEPHEN WHITE THREE Chinese astronauts returned home as heroes yesterday after a 68-hour journey that saw their country's first space walk. Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng made a dusk parachute landing in their capsule in China's Inner Mongolia region. Some 300 waiting officials clapped and handed them flowers. Zhai, the only crew member to go on the 20-minute walk, said: "It was a glorious mission. I'm proud of my country." The trio will spend two weeks in quarantine....

2008-09-29 12:00:12

By Emma Graham-Harrison Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 68-hour voyage and a space walk that the country's leaders hailed as a major technological achievement. Their Shenzhou VII ("Sacred vessel") spacecraft parachuted down to the steppes of northern Inner Mongolia at dusk. Doctors rushed to open the capsule and check the men as they readjusted to gravity and recovered from the punishing re- entry. Zhai Zhigang, who walked in space, was the first to emerge and was...

2008-09-29 00:00:15

By The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - Chinese celebrated their nation's first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in off-world exploration. Stoking national pride one month after the close of the Beijing Olympics, state television's coverage reflected much of the glory onto president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao, who was present at...

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 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...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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