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China Launches First Female Astronaut To Space
2012-06-16 08:53:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com China embraced another milestone on Saturday morning as it launched its first female astronaut into space. Female astronaut Liu Yang, 33, along with two male astronauts, lifted off aboard the Shenzhou 9 capsule from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. Everything worked like a charm as the spacecraft opened up its solar panels and entered into orbit just moments after liftoff. The crew will be docking with a Chinese space...

China Launches Unmanned Spacecraft Successfully
2011-11-01 09:39:01

China launched an unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday morning, taking its space agency one step closer to having its own permanent manned space station. The Shenzhou 8 blasted off in Jiuquan, China this morning, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The agency said that Chang Wanquan, who leads China's space program, announced the launch was successful. The spacecraft will attempt to dock with an experimental module, carrying out maneuvers to couple with the Tiangong 1 that...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

BEIJING, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Forbes.com recently reported on Hanvon's lead in the Chinese E-Reader market. The following in an excerpt from the story filed over Forbes.com on May 28, 2010 by Forbes Asia Magazine with the headline "E-Reading the Market." "... [Hanvon] dominates the fast-growing Chinese market with an 85% to 90% share, say analysts. And after selling 200,000 e-readers in the first quarter, it's on track to top 1 million for the year. It launched its first...

2009-06-12 20:40:24

Edwin Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, has agreed to open a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Space Museum. The museum and OMEGA will show a collection of space and moon landing memorabilia in Hong Kong for the first time in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, representatives from both organizations said Friday. Beyond Time will feature items such as spacesuits, instruments, flight plans, cameras, OMEGA Speedmaster watches and other exhibits, all...

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 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 09:00:28


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...

2008-09-27 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 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - China's third manned spaceship Shenzhou-7 launched a small monitoring satellite about two hours after an astronaut accomplished the country's first spacewalk Saturday afternoon. The satellite will orbit the orbital module of the spaceship. "The task will test our ability to observe and control two satellites in relative motion," said Zhou Jianping, chief designer of the...

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