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China is planning to send its first woman into space as early as 2012, the state media announced on Thursday.
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.
Accompanying satellite begins orbiting Shenzhou-7 spaceship on Sunday BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists on Sunday successfully directed the accompanying satellite BX-1 to begin circling the Shenzhou-7 spaceship, on an elliptical track of 4 kilometers multiplying 8 kilometers.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Oct.
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.
By Christopher Bodeen BEIJING - Astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou 7 spacecraft prepared Friday for the country's first-ever spacewalk today.
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.
Three Chinese astronauts emerged from their space capsule yesterday upon a jubilant return to Earth after successfully completing the country's first spacewalk mission.
THREE Chinese astronauts emerged from their capsule yesterday upon a jubilant return to Earth after successfully completing the country's first-ever spacewalk mission.
THE three Chinese astronauts who went on a 68-hour voyage and the country's first space walk landed safely back on earth yesterday. Their spacecraft parachuted down to the grassland of Inner Mongolia at dusk, and doctors rushed to open the capsule.
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" (å¤ªç©º in pinyin: tai4 kong1), Chinese for space. Compare to the term...
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