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2005-11-26 18:22:57

China's top leaders honored two astronauts who spent five days in space with a military-themed ceremony broadcast live on television Saturday in an apparent attempt to rouse support for communist rule.

2005-10-20 22:00:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man has paid $100,000 for a 90-minute voyage that will make him China's first tourist in space, the China Daily said on Friday.

2005-10-17 04:05:00

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft returned on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of the country's technological prowess.

2005-10-17 04:05:00

China's second manned spacecraft returned on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of the country's technological prowess. Astronauts Fei Junlong, 40, and Nie Haisheng, 41, were flown to Beijing where they were given a hero's welcome.

2005-10-16 22:55:00

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft returned on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of China's technological prowess.

2005-10-16 17:39:12

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI returned home on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of China's technological prowess.

2005-10-16 16:04:08

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI touched down successfully in Inner Mongolia on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days, state media said, as the country stepped up a gush of patriotic fanfare.

2005-10-16 06:38:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scrambled helicopters, rescue teams and medics to a northern grassland area to prepare for the return of its Shenzhou VI spacecraft, expected to touch down on Monday morning, Xinhua news agency said.

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2005-10-15 05:04:31

Ships tracking China's Shenzhou 6 spacecraft encountered rough weather Friday and were preparing emergency measures in case conditions worsened, even as the astronauts completed their third day in orbit without a hitch, state media reported.

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2005-10-14 00:15:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shenzhou VI space capsule fired rockets Friday morning to tweak its trajectory during a 30th orbit of Earth, a correction that state media described as routine and planned even before lift-off. The operation, carried out shortly before 6 a.m.


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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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