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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, a Chinese astronaut executed the country's first-ever spacewalk, a landmark in an impressive program with the countryâ€™s intention of challenging the United States and Russia in a swift space expansion.
Text of report by Hong Kong-based news agency Zhongguo Tongxun She ["Beijing Observation" by contributing reporter Zhuang Jingqian: "Shenzhou VII Mission Brings About Subtle Adjustment to Three-Way Rivalry Among China, United States, and Russia"] Beijing, 27 Sep (ZTS) - Following the Beijing Olympic Games, the launch of Shenzhou VII has once again brought the attention of global media to focus on China.
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.
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...