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2008-09-16 12:10:00

China space officials have announced the names of three astronauts who will carry out the country’s third manned space mission.

2008-09-08 08:40:00

China’s third manned space mission will launch in late September according to Xinhua, a state-run news agency.

2008-09-07 12:00:16

Chinese officials have announced plans for their first space walk to take place later this month. The manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 will lift off sometime between Sept. 25 and Sept.

2008-09-07 06:00:03

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "China Exclusive": "China To Launch Manned Spacecraft Shenzhou-7 Between Sept. 25-30"] Jiuquan, Gansu Province, Sept.

2008-07-28 12:00:54

China to build world-class space industry in seven years BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- China aims to attain the world level in space technology development by building a comprehensive aerospace industry by 2015, the country's Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) said here on Friday.

2008-07-10 09:00:09

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: China's Shenzhou VII Shuttle Shipped To Jiuquan for Octoberlaunch Mission"] BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) - China's third manned spaceship, Shenzhou VII, set to launch in October, reached the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province on Thursday, a source with the launch centre said.

2008-07-01 12:00:00

The research team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned space launch, will start final testing after arriving at a north-western satellite launch centre in a few days, said a space mission official here on Tuesday.

2008-06-28 12:01:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) JIUQUAN, Northwest China, June 28 (Xinhua) - Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the crew of Shenzhou spacecraft 6, carried the Olympic flame Saturday in the torch relay at the "Dongfeng Space City" in northwest China's Gansu province.

2008-02-29 16:28:23

China has successfully tested the spacesuits and airlock to be used in its first-ever spacewalk during a spaceflight later this year, the nation's state-run media has reported. The spacewalk will take place during the Shenzhou 7 mission, China's third manned spaceflight, which is set to launch from Jiuquan, Gansu province, in October 2008, according to recent reports by the Xinhua News Agency and China Daily. "Both the airlock module and the extravehicular spacesuit passed...

2007-10-23 20:07:18

A Chinese submarine will send test signals that could change the course of a satellite when China launches its first moon orbiter, as part of the country's effort to develop space war technology, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

Latest Shenzhou programme Reference Libraries

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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