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2005-10-13 08:31:48

A Chinese astronaut celebrated his birthday in orbit on Thursday, as the flight of his Shenzhou 6 capsule entered its second day, setting a new record for the length of a Chinese space mission.

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2005-10-13 04:45:00

Two Chinese astronauts circling the Earth are doing experiments to help China find ways to put up people in a potential space laboratory for long stretches, Xinhua news agency said.

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2005-10-12 16:55:00

Chinese exulted at their country's second manned space flight Wednesday after the government eased its secrecy and showed the launch of two astronauts on live television, scoring a success in a costly program that communist leaders hope will win them respect abroad and public support at home.

2005-10-12 04:20:00

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-11 22:45:00

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-12 00:45:00

China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers. Astronauts Fei Junlong, 40, and Nie Haisheng, 41, both colonels in the People's Liberation Army, were handpicked from 14 fighter pilots and had been in the running for China's first manned space launch in 2003.

2005-10-11 20:35:00

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, just two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-11 20:14:42

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, just two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-11 18:12:14

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China sends its second manned mission into orbit from a remote launch site in the dusty northwest on Wednesday, just two years after joining an elite club of space powers.

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2005-10-11 18:35:00

Just two years after joining the exclusive club of spacefaring nations, China prepared Wednesday for its second manned flight from a launch pad in the Gobi Desert. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 6 capsule and two astronauts was to blast off sometime Wednesday from the remote base in China's northwest.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Taikonaut -- Taikonaut is a term used for as-yet hypothetical astronauts launched by China. China has, as of 2003, conducted a number of unmanned launches of its Shenzhou spacecraft. On January 2, Shanghai aerospace centre director Yuan Jie announced that they were aiming to launch their first manned mission in the second half of 2003. The term was coined by Western media based on the term "taikong" (太空 in pinyin: tai4 kong1), Chinese for space. Compare to the term...

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