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2008-09-25 21:00:11

BEIJING. Sept 25 (Interfax) - A third manned spaceship, Shenzhou 7, has lifted off from the Jiuquan launch pad in the northwestern province of Gansu.

2008-09-25 17:46:25

China launched a spaceship carrying three Chinese astronauts into orbit Thursday for a three-day mission that may include a spacewalk, official media reported.

2008-09-25 12:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: China's Manned Spacecraft Shenzhou-7 Blasts off on Space Walk Mission"] JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept.

2008-09-25 09:00:41

China starts loading fuel to Shenzhou 7 carrier rocket JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's Shenzhou-7 mission headquarters has decided to load fuel into a Long-March II-F carrier rocket, that will launch the capsule and three Chinese taikonauts (astronauts) into space on Thursday.

2008-09-25 06:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "NASA Wishes China Success on Launch of Shenzhou-7 Mission"] WASHINGTON, Sept.

2008-09-25 06:00:11

By Calum MacLeod BEIJING -- From a secretive desert town in China's northwest, the country will launch its third manned spaceflight today, which will feature the nation's first spacewalk.

2008-09-24 15:00:12

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "All Systems Ready for China's Shenzhou-7 Space Mission: Officials"] Beijing, Sept.

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2008-09-24 09:30:00

A spokesman for China's space program said Wednesday that Russian technicians will help direct China's third manned mission and first-ever spacewalk this week, setting the stage for expanded cooperation between the sides.

2008-09-21 15:30:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Astronauts for Shenzhou-7 Mission Arrive at Launch Centre"] JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept.

2008-09-20 12:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Manned Spacecraft Shenzhou-7 in Final Preparation for Launch"] JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept.


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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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