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China launched a manned space mission from the Gobi desert carrying three astronauts on Tuesday morning. The astronauts were launched aboard the Shenzhou-10 for a 15-day mission to an experimental laboratory.
China's space program said in a statement on Thursday it will be launching a new spacecraft, along with three astronauts, this summer.
After a landmark thirteen-day mission in space aboard the Tiangong-1 experimental space lab, three Chinese astronauts, including the country’s first Chinese female astronaut, parachuted safely back to Earth landing in a grassy field in Inner Mongolia Friday morning
China embraced another milestone on Saturday morning as it launched its first female astronaut into space along with two male astronauts from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
China will be extending its feats on Saturday as it launches its first woman into space aboard its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft.
China is planning to launch two manned space flights in 2012 as it prepares to secure a long-term manned presence in space, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday.
China said on Wednesday that it will launch an unmanned spacecraft early next month that will attempt to dock with an experimental module.
China plans to dock two unmanned crafts in space by 2011, with the first being launched by the end of 2010, a government spokesman told Xinhua news agency on Saturday.
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.
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.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.