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2008-09-27 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Interview": "Russian Expert Hails China's First Spacewalk"] MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - As the Chinese taikonauts performed the country's first spacewalk Saturday, a Russian space expert called on the two nations to enhance cooperation and share their experiences in space exploration. "A spacewalk faces a series of complicated technological difficulties. China's first spacewalk contributes a...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Urgent": "China's Manned Shenzhou-7 Launches Small Monitoring Satellite"] 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. Originally published by Xinhua news agency,...

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...

2008-09-27 09:00:06

Astronaut Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese man to walk in space Saturday, clambering out of a spacecraft and waving a Chinese flag. Zhai, 42, exited orbital module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft after donning a $4 million Feitian space suit and waved to a camera mounted outside the module at 4:43 p.m. Beijing time, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency, reported. "Shenzhou-7 is now outside the spacecraft," Zhai radioed to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center. "I feel well. I am here...

2008-09-27 09:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "'Chinese Taikonaut Greets Nation, World in First Spacewalk'"] BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Chinese Taikonaut Zhai Zhigang completed a spacewalk here Saturday afternoon, marking a remarkable progress in the country's ambitious space programme, which will eventually lead to the establishment of a permanent space station. Donning a 4m-US dollar homemade Feitian space suit, Zhai slipped out of...

2008-09-27 08:00:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "4th-Ld: Chinese Taikonaut Debuts Spacewalk"] BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang slipped out of the orbital module of Shenzhou-7 Saturday afternoon, starting China's first spacewalk or extravehicular activity (EVA) in the outer space. Donning a 4-million-USdollar homemade Feitian space suit, Zhai waved to the camera mounted on the service module after pulling himself...

2008-09-26 12:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Chief Designer Says Shenzhou-7 Has Four Tasks"] JIUQUAN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) - China's third manned space mission, Shenzhou-7, shoulders four major tasks, including the country's first attempt on space walk, chief designer of the country's manned space programme Zhou Jianping said here Thursday. "The space walk is an important step of China's manned space programme," Zhou told Xinhua at Jiuquan...

2008-09-26 09:00:26

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2008-09-26 09:00:13

Taikonauts to take traditional Chinese medicines in Shenzhou-7 spaceflight BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's Shenzhou-7 astronauts will take traditional Chinese medicine in their spaceflight to treat motion sickness, doctor with the astronauts training center said on Thursday. The medicine, prepared in capsule forms, is called "Taikong Yangxin (space heart-nourishing) Capsule". It can be diluted with water and taken to treat motion sickness in the space flight, said Li Yongzhi,...

2008-09-26 06:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) - Astronaut aboard the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, China's third manned spaceship, began to unpack and assemble the indigenous Feitian extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit at 10:20 a.m. Friday in preparation for the first spacewalk. As of 11:51 a.m., the spaceship which blasted off at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province, has...


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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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